Saturday, 19 June, 2021


Police identify the 8 people killed at FedEx facility in Indianapolis

Chief Randal Taylor of the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department speaks at a news conference following a shooting at a Fed Ex facility in Indianapolis Friday Indianapolis: Multiple people shot at FedEx site, gunman dead
Noah Ferguson | 17 April, 2021, 17:39

President Joe Biden said he had been briefed on the shooting and called gun violence "an epidemic" in the US.

The incident - the latest in a spate of at least seven deadly mass shootings in the USA over the past month - unfolded at a FedEx operations centre near Indianapolis International Airport after 11pm local time, police said.

At least four people were transported to local hospitals, including one person with critical injuries with "injuries consistent with gunshot wounds", Cook said.

Police believe the gunman took his life shortly afterward. Two others were treated at the scene.

The gunman responsible for the overnight shooting was not immediately identified and it was not known if he was an employee at the FedEx facility near the airport in the state capital of in, deputy police chief Craig McCartt told CNN.

A shotgun was seized from his residence then, and based on "items observed in the suspect's bedroom at that time", he was interviewed by the FBI in April 2020, FBI Indianapolis Special Agent in Charge Paul Keenan said in a statement.

"It's certainly been a night of uncertainty and frustration for those families, and I think that frustration was exacerbated by the fact that numerous employees did not have cell phones on them in the facility", the Indianapolis officer said.

Witnesses described a chaotic attack, as the gunman opened fire with a rifle in the parking lot before entering the facility and continuing to shoot, leaving victims both inside and outside the building.

The global parcel firm is thought to employ hundreds at the site - many of whom were witnesses, and a smaller number believed to be among the victims, on Thursday.

"She got shot on her left arm", said Parminder Singh.

McCartt said that he could not say what the motive for Hole's rampage was. According to those reports, federal and local authorities learned of his history from one of his family members prior to the attack.

Law enforcement officials said they had not immediately determined whether racial or ethnic hatred was behind the killings.

Indianapolis FedEx employee Olivia Sui told Reuters via text message that she and some co-workers had just left the building after picking up their paychecks and were sitting in a auto in the parking lot when shots rang out.

"When you see notifications on your phone, but you're not getting a text back from your kid and you're not getting information and you still don't know where they are ... what are you supposed to do?" said Mindy Carson, holding back tears in the early hours of Friday.

"I am heartbroken by the mass shooting at the FedEx facility here in Indianapolis and praying for all affected by this tragedy", he said via Twitter. Five people, including a pregnant woman, were shot and killed in the city in January, and a man was accused of killing three adults and a child before abducting his daughter during at argument at a home in March.

The shooting also adds to burgeoning national tally.

Meanwhile, a police officer in San Antonio killed two people during a traffic stop today.

Thursday on the report of shots fired at the FedEx facility in the 8900 block of Mirabel Road in Indianapolis.

His sentiment was echoed by prominent U.S. federal politicians.

Recommended

loading...
...

Biden will lift refugee cap in May after criticism, White House says Biden will lift refugee cap in May after criticism, White House says But this needn't be so complicated: Biden ought to just make good on his campaign promise by raising the cap significantly. Biden has not fulfilled his promise to restore America's leadership as a safe haven for the world's oppressed, he added.

US Troop Withdrawal Will Leave Questions for Afghanistan US Troop Withdrawal Will Leave Questions for Afghanistan His concerns were echoed by Fatima Gailani, one of just four women negotiating with the Taliban for Afghanistan's government. North Atlantic Treaty Organisation announced it would also begin a withdrawal of almost 10,000 troops from the country.

Police Respond To 'Mass Casualty Incident' At Indianapolis FedEx Facility Police Respond To 'Mass Casualty Incident' At Indianapolis FedEx Facility A witness who said he works at the facility told WISH-TV that he saw a man with a gun after hearing several gunshots. She added that President Joe Biden will deliver remarks about the shooting later on Friday.

9 dead, including suspected shooter, in Indianapolis mass shooting 9 dead, including suspected shooter, in Indianapolis mass shooting Family members gathered at a nearby hotel to await word on loved ones - and some employees were bused there for tearful reunions. A man told WTTV that his niece was sitting in the driver's seat of her vehicle when the gunfire erupted, and she was wounded.

Two to a bed in Delhi hospital as India's Covid crisis spirals Two to a bed in Delhi hospital as India's Covid crisis spirals The death toll increased to 1,73,123 with 1,038 new fatalities, the highest since October 3, 2020 the data updated at 8 am showed. The Delhi government has also imposed a weekend curfew in the state to tackle the rising CPVID-19 cases.

U.S. imposes sanctions on Moscow, expels 10 Russian diplomats U.S.  imposes sanctions on Moscow, expels 10 Russian diplomats The breach exposed vulnerabilities in the supply chain as well as weaknesses in the federal government's own cyber defences. The White House is announcing the expulsion of 10 Russian diplomats and announcing a new round of sanctions against Russia.

Defense casts doubt on Floyd's cause of death Defense casts doubt on Floyd's cause of death Floyd may have been in cardiac arrest there was a time when he may have been revived because he wasn't dead yet?" asked Blackwell. Mr Chauvin, who is white, has pleaded not guilty to murder and manslaughter charges. "The amount of force that was applied to Mr.

United States set to slap new sanctions on Russian Federation as soon as Thursday United States  set to slap new sanctions on Russian Federation  as soon as Thursday Russian Federation did not want relations with Washington to be a case of "one step forward and two steps back", he added. The action is also in response to election interference, a senior administration official said on Wednesday night.

Biden Has Another Tense Call With Putin Biden Has Another Tense Call With Putin More than 14,000 people have died in fighting in eastern Ukraine, and efforts to negotiate a political settlement have stalled. Days after that call, Biden said in a speech before State Department officials that the days of the U.S.

Iran Says 60% Enrichment is Answer to Israel's 'Nuclear Terrorism' Iran Says 60% Enrichment is Answer to Israel's 'Nuclear Terrorism' Abbas Araqchi, the Iranian deputy foreign minister, told Press TV that Iran will begin 60% uranium enrichment starting tomorrow. Speaking last week on the eve of Holocaust Remembrance Day, he said Israel would defend itself with its own resources.

'Extremely emotional': Dramatic arrest after 25-year-old mystery 'Extremely emotional': Dramatic arrest after 25-year-old mystery She was walking back to her to her dorm room from an off-campus party while accompanied by a fellow student (Flores). A spokesman for the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Department could not be reached by Reuters for comment.

USA to withdraw troops from Afghanistan by September 11 USA  to withdraw troops from Afghanistan by September 11 If the coalition withdraws support, the report says, the Afghan government will struggle to control the Taliban. Tellingly, he added, "And if we leave, we're going to do so in a safe and orderly way".

Explained: What has sparked fresh protests near Minneapolis? Explained: What has sparked fresh protests near Minneapolis? The modest suburb just north of Minneapolis has seen its demographics shift dramatically in recent years. Wright died of a gunshot wound to the chest, according to the medical examiner.

Ontario schools to switch to remote learning after spring break Ontario schools to switch to remote learning after spring break The province reported 4,401 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday - more than 1,280 in Toronto - and 15 new deaths due to the virus. If one of Ontario's 325 critically-ill COVID-19 patients arrives here, this is what their experience could look like.

Biden to withdraw all USA troops from Afghanistan by September 11 Biden to withdraw all USA  troops from Afghanistan by September  11 The US has some 2,500 troops in Afghanistan as part of a 9,600-strong North Atlantic Treaty Organisation mission in the country. Democratic Senator Jack Reed, chairman of Senate Armed Services, called it a very hard decision for Biden.