Indianapolis police officers responded to an active shooter situation late Thursday night. Here’s what we know.
At least eight people are dead
Eight people were killed at a FedEx facility near Indianapolis’ main airport. Officers found the deceased both inside and outside the facility.
A further five people are hospitalized with injuries consistent with gunshot wounds. Others walked themselves to various hospitals in the area. Indianapolis police are still working to confirm exactly how many people have been injured.
The shooting lasted between one to two minutes, according to Craig McCartt, the deputy chief of criminal investigations for Indianapolis police.
Suspect’s motive is unclear
The suspect took his own life shortly after police arrived at the scene, McCartt said.
Officers are still working to ascertain the shooter’s motive.
McCartt told CNN that the force believed the shooter had a rifle but it was unclear how many guns he had.
Families scrambling to reach loved ones
FedEx and local police officers are trying to reunite family members with FedEx employees.
The reunification effort has been complicated by the fact that workers do not carry cell phones wile working. McCartt told CNN that families had experienced a night of frustration and uncertainty.
A number of FedEx employees have gathered at a local Holiday Inn Express, waiting to reconnect with their families.
The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department will hold a news conference at 10:30 a.m. ET today to provide more information.