Several people have been injured after shooting at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis, according to police.
The incident was reported at facilities near the Indianapolis International Airport, the WRTV channel reported .
William Young, a spokesman for the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department, said police are calling the incident a “mass casualty,” according to WRTV.
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Police did not confirm the number of injured, but said several people had been taken to hospitals in the area.
The officer of the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department, Genae Cook, said that the officers were notified of an active attacker and shots were fired at the scene around 11:00 pm local time, the television station reported.
Aside from the FedEx facilities, there are also a couple of hotels and multiple warehouses in the area.
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Police believe the attacker has died by suicide. Cook said authorities do not believe there is an active threat to the community.
Jeremiah Miller, a worker who had finished his shift, told the local channel WISHTV that he and his partner Timothy Boillat heard up to 10 detonations .
“This made me get up and look towards the front door and I saw a man with some kind of submachine gun, an automatic rifle, and he was shooting in the open air. I immediately bent down and was scared, and my friend’s mother came in and we He said to get in the car, “Miller said.
Boillat said he did not see a person being shot but that after hearing the shots he saw “a body on the ground, behind a vehicle.”
The FedEx Indianapolis facility employs more than 4,500 members and is the second largest center in the company’s global network.
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