Eight dead in mass shooting at Indianapolis FedEx warehouse

Eight people were killed and at least seven others were injured in a shooting at a FedEx warehouse in Indianapolis late Thursday, and the gunman was believed to have killed himself, the police said.

Officer Genae Cook of the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department told reporters Friday morning that at least five other people had been hospitalized with injuries, including one in critical condition. Two others were treated at the scene and released. She said employees at the facility were still being interviewed by detectives and might not have had the chance to contact their families...

Earlier, Officer Cook had asked people who had been unable to reach family members who worked at the warehouse to gather at a nearby Holiday Inn Express, adding that representatives of the chaplain’s office of the police department would be there to assist them.

At about 2:45 a.m. on Friday, before the deaths were announced, the mood was anxious at the hotel as more than 100 people waited for news. Family members said FedEx employees are not allowed to use their phones on the floor of the warehouse and hoped that was why had not heard from their loved ones.