(INDIANAPOLIS) — Indy Metro Police say the man who killed eight people at the FedEx ground
facility was already dead when officers arrived.
Deputy Chief Craig McCartt says the Thursday night shooting began without provocation, and
ended within a couple of minutes. He says the gunman opened fire “randomly” with a rifle in the
parking lot of the facility near Indianapolis International Airport
McCartt says four people were killed in the parking lot and four more inside. He says the gunman
apparently shot and killed himself inside the building minutes before officers arrived. Another seven
people were wounded — two of those were treated and released.
The FBI says it’s searching the home of the suspected gunman, but IMPD Deputy Chief Craig
McCartt says his identity won’t be considered confirmed until the coroner’s office says so.
Authorities aren’t releasing the names of the gunman or victims until the coroner’s office confirms
them, and say it’s too early to speculate on a motive or the connection between the gunman and
McCartt says he believes the families of all those uninjured have been notified.
Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett calls the shooting a “devastating blow” that will be felt for “days
“What we are left with is grief,” Hogsett says. “Grief for the employees who have lost their
coworkers, and grief for the many Americans struggling to understand how tragedies like this
occur again & again.” He notes it’s Indy’s third mass shooting this year, the first at a workplace.
Governor Holcomb said in a statement he’s “shaken” by what he calls “another heartbreaking
“ In times like this, words like justice and sorrow fall short in response for those senselessly
taken,” Holcomb wrote. “Our thoughts are with the families, friends, coworkers and all those
affected by this terrible situation.”