"I saw a man with a sub-machine gun of some sort, an automatic rifle, and he was firing in the open".
Officer Cook said the police were still working to identify the shooter and that no law enforcement officers had been injured.
WASHINGTON, April 16 ― Multiple people were shot in an incident today in the U.S. city of Indianapolis, according to police, although the severity of the victims' injuries was not immediately clear.
"We are aware of the tragic shooting at our ground facility near the Indianapolis airport", the company said in a statement.
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At least 30 people have been killed in USA mass shootings in the last month alone, reigniting a fiery debate over gun control and the us constitutional right to bear arms as the country struggles to emerge from a lingering coronavirus pandemic. Five people, including a pregnant woman, were shot and killed in January, and a man was accused of killing three adults and a child before abducting his daughter during an argument at a home in March. The gunman later killed himself. "The officers responded. They came in".
Some said employees were not allowed to have their phones with them while working shifts at the facility, making it hard to contact them.
"This is a sight that no one should see", Cook said during a media briefing.
Ashlee Floyd told the Indianapolis Star that her father has worked at the facility for two decades. Our most heartfelt sympathies are with all those affected by this senseless act of violence.
Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett wrote on Twitter early on Friday: "This morning, Indianapolis residents are confronted with the horrific news of yet another mass shooting, an act of violence that senselessly claimed the lives of eight of our neighbours".
Live video from local television news outlets after the shooting showed crime scene tape stretched across a parking lot and people being escorted to IndyGo buses.
Jeremiah Miller, who was about to start the second half of a double shift at the FedEx facility when the shooting took place, told WISH-TV that he and a coworker, Timothy Boillat, heard up to 10 shots. I don't know if he's gone.
Another man who told media he was a witness said his niece was sitting in her vehicle in the driver's seat when the gunfire erupted, and she was wounded. As officers arrived, they came upon an active shooter, she said. '"She's fine, she's in the hospital now".
Cook said it was too early to tell whether the shooter was an employee at the facility.