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8 killed in mass shooting at Indianapolis FedEx facility

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Eight people were killed and at least seven more injured in a mass shooting at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis Thursday night, police said. 

The gunman died by suicide at the scene and is the ninth casualty, police said. There is no longer an active threat to the community. 

In addition to the eight deceased at the scene, at least seven more people were injured, including five with gunshot wounds who were transported to local hospitals. The two other victims were treated by medics at the scene, according to a Friday morning Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department press release.

IMPD first responded to reports of shots fired at the facility on 8951 Mirabel Road around 11 p.m. Thursday, IMPD spokesperson Genae Cook said in a press conference early Friday morning. Officers encountered an active shooter situation and found multiple victims with gunshot wounds. 

The shooter used a .223 caliber rifle, according to police scanner traffic from responding officers. Police have not released the names of the victims or publicly identified the alleged gunman. 

“In times like this, words like justice and sorrow fall short in response for those senselessly taken,” Gov. Eric Holcomb said in a press release Friday morning. “Our thoughts are with the families, friends, coworkers and all those affected by this terrible situation.”

Those trying to contact family members who work at the FedEx facility can go to the Holiday Inn Express on 8555 Stansted Dr.  IMPD Chaplain officers will offer assistance at the location.

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