Gunmen Opens Fire

Apr 17, 2021

Shortly after 2300 local time on 15 April 2021 (0300 UTC on 16 April), a gunman opened fire at a FedEx facility near Indianapolis International Airport (KIND/IND), located nearly 13 mi (21 km) southwest of Indianapolis, the capital of the midwestern U.S. state of Indiana. Eyewitness reports indicate that the assailant, who was armed with a high-powered firearm, began to fire randomly at the shipping company’s operations center. At least eight individuals were killed, and a number of others were wounded. Four of the wounded were hospitalized for medical treatment; one remains in critical condition. A local police spokesperson stated that the suspected gunman committed suicide at the scene. Flight operations at the airport were not affected due to the event. The motive for the shooting is unknown, and it is not clear if the perpetrator was an employee at the facility. Detectives from the Indiana State Police are collaborating with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department to investigate the event.

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