INDIANAPOLIS – Several people were shot dead at a FedEx facility near Indianapolis International Airport, authorities said on Friday.
Agents from the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department responded to a shooting reported Thursday, according to department spokesman Genae Cook. When they arrived they found an “active shooter incident,” Cook said.
Police believe the gunman died by suicide. Cook said officials do not believe there is an active threat to the community.
The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department confirmed that the site housed the FedEx facility but could not immediately provide information on the number of victims or the severity of injuries.
Live video from news outlets at the scene showed a crime scene tape in the parking lot outside the facility.
The FedEx Indianapolis hub, which employs more than 4,500 team members, is the second largest in the company’s global network, a representative told IndyStar, which is part of the USA TODAY network, in March.
FedEx released a statement after the shooting.
“We are aware of the tragic shooting at our FedEx Ground facility near the Indianapolis airport,” the company said, according to FOX 59. “Safety is our top priority and our hearts go out to all affected. collect more information and cooperate with investigating authorities. “
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A witness who said he worked at the facility told WISH-TV that he saw a man with a gun after hearing several shots.
“I saw a man with some kind of submachine gun, an automatic rifle, and he was shooting in the open,” Jeremiah Miller said.
Contributing: Charles Ventura, USA TODAY; The Associated Press