Police Trying to Identify Shooter, Motive in FedEx Mass Shooting

Law enforcement officials still have not identified the man who killed eight people at a FedEx facility in Indiana late Thursday before shooting himself.

“I can really tell you very little and the reason is, we are still working to identify everybody that is still on scene there. So we are not able to make positive identification of the suspect,” Craig McCartt, deputy police chief with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department, told reporters in a morning briefing.

Authorities refused to say whether the gunman had a connection to the facility, which is near the Indianapolis airport.

“That’s difficult to determine until we make positive identification. So we’re certainly working with the FedEx organization in trying to establish all those connections, but we just can’t do that yet,” McCartt said.

The crime scene is still being processed, preventing coroner workers from entering and making identifications of the suspect and victims.

Officers rushed to the area just before midnight on Thursday and found people shot both inside and outside the building. Eight people have died, and others are being treated in hospitals.

The suspect drove to the facility and exited his car before almost immediately opening fire. Authorities say there was no confrontation that preceded the shootings.

“There was no confrontation with anyone that was there. There was no disturbance. There was no argument. He just appeared to randomly start shooting,” McCartt said.

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Police and crime scene investigators work at the site of a mass shooting at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis, Ind., on April 16, 2021. (Jeff Dean/AFP via Getty Images)

The gunman then entered the facility briefly before he took his own life, just minutes after the spree started.

The suicide took place before officers entered the building.

The weapon was described as a rifle.

“I’ve been with the coroner’s office for 23 years. I’ve not seen this capacity in terms of the numbers of mass fatality shootings in a short period of time. It is very disturbing for our entire community,” Alfarena McGinty, the chief deputy coroner at the Marion County Coroner’s Office, told reporters.

“The staff is definitely suffering and is going to need long-term counseling with regard to these types of deaths.”

From The Epoch Times