8 dead, several wounded following mass shooting at Indianapolis FedEx facility: Police

8 dead, several wounded following mass shooting at Indianapolis FedEx facility: Police

Police said they believe the alleged shooter is dead.

Eight people were shot and killed and several others injured in a mass shooting Thursday night at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis, according to local authorities.

When officers arrived at the scene just after 11 p.m. local time, it was an active shooter situation, Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department Officer Genae Cook said during a media briefing.

Police said the alleged shooter “has taken his own life.”

It is unclear how many people have been shot at this time or all their conditions, but multiple victims have been transported to various hospitals in the area, Cook said.

At least four people were transported to the hospital in critical condition and three others with various gunshot injuries. Police said hospitals have also reported multiple walk-ins from the incident.

“This is a sight that no one should see,” Cook said during a media briefing.

The identity and motive of the shooter have not been released.

The names of the victims have also not been publicly released.

“We are aware of the tragic shooting at our FedEx Ground facility near the Indianapolis airport. Safety is our top priority, and our thoughts are with all those who are affected,” FedEx said in a statement early Friday morning. “We are working to gather more information and are cooperating with investigating authorities.”

The FedEx facility is located near the Indianapolis airport on the 8900 block of Mirabel road.

This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.

ABC News’ Alexandra Faul contributed to this report.

Source: ABC – US News

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