Indianapolis police say eight people were killed and multiple others wounded at a FedEx facility on the city’s southwest side late Thursday.
They say it appears the suspected gunman killed himself. He wasn’t included in the death toll of eight.
The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department says officers came upon an active shooter incident when they arrived.
IMPD spokesperson Genae Cook told reporters in an overnight briefing that several other victims were raced to hospitals, at least one in critical condition, with gunshot wounds and other injuries. Two were treated at the scene. Some others got to hospitals on their own.
Cook said it appears the shooter took his own life, adding, “We don’t feel that there is an active threat to the community at this time.” She said it wasn’t clear whether he was an employee or what his motive might have been.
She called the shooting “very heartbreaking” and “a tragedy.”
Police asked anyone with family members who work at the facility who haven’t been able to contact them to go to a nearby Holiday Inn Express. Chaplains are there to assist families, she said.
The facility is near the Indianapolis International Airport.