Eight people were killed and seven were injured in Indianapolis late Thursday night after a gunman walked onto a FedEx ground facility property and started shooting, local authorities said early Friday morning.
Five of the seven injured were taken to the hospital, while another two were treated on-scene, according to The New York Times. One of the hospitalized individuals was in critical condition as of Friday morning but the individual is reportedly expected to survive. The facility is located near the Indianapolis airport.
“As officers arrived, they came in contact with an active shooter incident. Preliminary information at this time is that the shooter has taken his own life,” said police department spokesperson Genae Cook in a press conference early Friday, reports ABC News. “We don’t feel that there is an active threat to the community at this time.”
In a letter posted online, FedEx CEO Frederick Smith described the eight victims as employees of the company.
“I want to express my deepest sympathies to the families, friends, and co-workers of those team members. Our priority right now is in responding to the situation on the ground and helping our team members and law enforcement,” said Smith.
“This is a devastating day, and words are hard to describe the emotions we all feel. Please keep the Indianapolis team and surrounding community in your thoughts and prayers as we continue to support and care for each other in the difficult days ahead,” he added.
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