In Indianapolis, a gunman killed eight people in a FedEx warehouse and injured dozens before killing himself.
The incident was reported shortly after 11 PM at the FedEx facility. Officers arrived to an active shooter incident; the gunman killed himself at the scene, as reported by police spokeswoman Officer Genae Cook.
A search found eight people dead with injuries consistent with gunshot wounds, she said.
Five people were hospitalized after the Thursday night shooting; one of them had critical injuries. Two people were treated and released at the scene, Cook said. People who worked for the company were among the dead, FedEx said.
“I am heartbroken by the mass shooting at the FedEx facility here in Indianapolis and praying for all affected by this tragedy,” said U.S. Congressman André Carson, a representative for Indiana.
“I am communicating with local authorities to get all details of the attack, and my office stands ready to help everyone affected in any way we can.”
A spokesman with FedEx said the company is working to gather more information and will cooperate with investigating authorities.
An Indiana State Police Public Information Officer tweeted that the Interstate 70 highway, off which the FedEx facility is located, had reopened without access to Ameriplex Parkway from either direction.
Family members awaited word on their loved ones from a nearby hotel. Employees are not allowed to have their phones while working at the facility, making it difficult to contact them, WTHR-TV reported.