BULLETIN: Last night in Indianapolis 8 people were murdered in a mass casualty shooting at a Fedex location centre. It remains unclear what sparked the massacre and details are still trickling out.
INDIANAPOLIS — Shortly after 11pm local time last night, a local Fedex hub found itself the site of its own worst nightmare. Officials say that a gunman opened fire on the hub killing at least 8 Fedex members and injuring multiple others for reasons that still aren’t quite clear.
Frederick W. Smith wrote in a letter to employees published Friday.
“While it will take some time to fully understand what happened, we know we lost eight team members in this senseless act of violence.”
“I want to express my deepest sympathies to the families, friends, and co-workers of those team members,” Smith said, adding that the company’s priority was now “responding to the situation on the ground and helping our team members and law enforcement.”
“We have a team onsite in Indianapolis to provide support, and we are making counselors available,” the letter continues.
“This is a devastating day, and words are hard to describe the emotions we all feel. Please keep the Indianapolis team and surrounding community in your thoughts and prayers as we continue to support and care for each other in the difficult days ahead.”
As we learn more over the weekend we will update this page again. Our hearts go out to the families of those murdered.