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(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

and weeks.”

“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.”