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Gunman kills eight before taking own life at Indianapolis FedEx site

Gunman kills eight before taking own life at Indianapolis FedEx site”

At least 30 people have been killed in US mass shootings in the last month alone, reigniting a fiery debate over gun control and the USA constitutional right to bear arms as the country struggles to emerge from a lingering coronavirus pandemic. Several people were also wounded, including five who were taken to the hospital.

Officer Genae Cook of the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department told reporters Friday morning that there were "multiple people with injuries consistent with gunshot wounds" as a result of the shooting.

One of the people taken to a hospital was in critical condition, Cook said.

"We are aware of the tragic shooting at our FedEx Ground facility near the Indianapolis airport", a statement from FedEx read. He says he will stay with the families until they get more information. "My god. How many more days will we go to bed shook by the tragedy of another child killed by police, and wake up to news of lives lost in another mass shooting, before we do what needs to be done in this country to stop these things??" tweeted Maya Harris, vice-president Kamala Harris' sister and a prominent civil rights lawyer in her own right.

Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett said the community must guard against resignation and "the assumption that this is simply how it must be and we might as well get used to it". "Safety is our top priority, and our thoughts are with all those who are affected", the statement said.

Local media cited a company spokesman as saying that FedEx is now considering reevaluating a policy that prohibits employees from having their phones with them during shifts, making it hard to contact them.

The Gun Violence Archive puts the number of gun violence deaths from all causes at 12,395 so far this year in the United States, of which 147 were in mass shootings. Less than a week later, 10 people were killed when a gunman opened fire at a grocery store in Boulder, Colo.

Earlier in April, weeks after taking office, President Joe Biden announced limited measures to tackle gun violence that included a crackdown on self-assembled "ghost guns".

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FedEx Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Frederick Smith called the shooting a "senseless act of violence".

"Too many Americans are dying every single day from gun violence".

Interstate-70 near the airport was temporarily closed Thursday night in both directions as police responded to the scene of the shooting.

"I see a man come out with a rifle in his hand and he starts firing and he starts yelling stuff that I could not understand", Levi Miller told WTHR-TV.

"It's an global embarrassment", the Democrat told Congress members and gun control activists at a White House ceremony.

Another man who told media he was a witness said his niece was sitting in her vehicle in the driver's seat when the gunfire erupted, and she was wounded.

"She's fine, she's in the hospital now".



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