A massive police response was underway on Mirabel Road, southwest of Indianapolis, on Thursday night.
One man told local media his niece was shot in the arm at a gas station that is just outside the warehouse complex that includes a FedEx Ground warehouse.
The FedEx facility employs more than 4,500 people and is the second-largest hub in the company’s global network, according to the Indianapolis Star.
Indianapolis police said in a statement that preliminary information suggested the shooter took his own life, adding that there was no longer an active threat to the community.
FedEx Mass Shooting
BREAKING: MASS CASUALTY AT FEDEX INDIANAPOLIS:
Police now calling this a mass casualty. Unclear how many victims.
— Darius Johnson (@DariusJohnsonTV) April 16, 2021
Earlier, public information officer William Young told reporters that the shooting was a “mass casualty” incident, but did not provide more details on the situation.
Here's a look at the @FedEx facility near the Indianapolis International Airport where multiple people were shot tonight. @wrtv has crews on the way to the scene. #WRTV https://t.co/ZoOuknFgWi pic.twitter.com/rpavdWhKBz
— Michael R. Hartz (@MikeThePhotog) April 16, 2021
“I saw one body on the floor,” a witness – apparently a FedEx employee who was on a break – told local media.
⚠️??#URGENT: Reports of several people shot at Indianapolis FedEx facility#Indianapolis l #IN
Police & EMS personnel are responding to a FedEx facility where reports say 8 people have been shot. The shooter has not been detained and may still be shooting.
More details shortly! pic.twitter.com/UzJwc8P8I1
— Intel Point ALERTS (@IntelPointAlert) April 16, 2021
Another police statement said officers had located “multiple victims.”
— Courtney Crown (@CrownJournalist) April 16, 2021
Family members arriving to nearby Holiday Inn after shooting at Fed-Ex facility. Frustration as they say they haven’t been able to reach family working inside. Say there is a policy barring workers carrying phones on shift @WTHRcom pic.twitter.com/78Nr9QDT8h
— Allen Carter (@CarterNews) April 16, 2021