Indiana Police Identify Gunman in Deadly FedEx Shooting as Young Male in 20s

About This Source - Bloomberg QuickTake: Now

Bloomberg L.P. is a privately held financial, software, data, and media company headquartered in Midtown Manhattan, New York City.

It was founded by Michael Bloomberg in 1981, with the help of Thomas Secunda, Duncan MacMillan, Charles Zegar, and a 12% ownership investment by Merrill Lynch.

Recent from Bloomberg QuickTake: Now:

  • Vancouver Shooting: Man Killed at YVR Airport in Gang Incident
  • TikTok Owner ByteDance Eyes $185 Billion Business Ahead of IPO
  • Pope Francis Calls For an End to Violence in Jerusalem
  • Bloomberg Quicktake: Now published this video item, entitled “Indiana Police Identify Gunman in Deadly FedEx Shooting as Young Male in 20s” – below is their description.

    Police scoured a Fedex facility in Indianapolis and interviewed scores of witnesses Friday in search of a motive for the latest mass shooting to rock the U.S., as family members of the eight victims spent agonizing hours waiting for word on their loved ones.

    Authorities identified the shooter as a young man in his 20s. They said they could not yet say why he opened fire with a rifle late Thursday night at a FedEx processing center near the Indianapolis airport.

    Police Chief Randal Taylor also noted that a “significant” number of employees at the facility are members of the Sikh community. Taylor spoke from a hotel where family members are awaiting word on their loved ones. He says he will stay with the families until they get more information.

    relates to Police ID Gunman in FedEx Shooting as Young Male in 20s

    Emergency services attend the scene at the Fedex facility in Indianapolis, U.S., on April 16.Source: AP

    Deputy Chief Craig McCartt of the Indianapolis police said the gunman started randomly shooting at people in the parking lot and then went into the building and continued firing. He said the gunman apparently died by suicide shortly before police entered the building.

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

    McCartt said four people were killed outside the building and another four inside. Several people were also wounded, including five taken to the hospital.

    The carnage took just a couple of minutes. “It did not last very long,” he said.

    Officials with the coroner’s office said they had not been able to get to the scene to identify the victims because evidence is still being collected.

    The families’ agonizing waiting was exacerbated by the fact that most employees aren’t allowed to carry cellphones inside the FedEx building, making contact with them difficult.

    “When you see notifications on your phone, but you’re not getting a text back from your kid and you’re not getting information and you still don’t know where they are … what are you supposed to do?” Mindy Carson said early Friday, fighting back tears.

    At 11:30 a.m., Carson said she had just heard from her daughter, Jessica, who works in the facility. She said her daughter was OK and she was going to meet her, but didn’t say where.

    It was the latest in a recent string of mass shootings across the U.S. Last month, eight people were fatally shot at massage businesses across the Atlanta area, and 10 died in gunfire at a supermarket in Boulder, Colorado.

    It was at least the third mass shooting this year in Indianapolis alone. Five people, including a pregnant woman, were shot and killed in January, and a man was accused of killing three adults and a child before abducting his daughter during at argument at a home in March.

    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.”

    President Joe Biden said he had been briefed on the shooting and called gun violence “an epidemic” in the U.S.

    “Too many Americans are dying every single day from gun violence. It stains our character and pierces the very soul of our nation,” he said in a statement.

    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said she was “horrified and heartbroken” by the shooting and called for congressional action on gun control.

    “As we pray for the families of all affected, we must work urgently to enact commonsense gun violence prevention laws to save lives & prevent this suffering,” the Democratic leader said in a tweet.

    A witness said that he was working inside the building when he heard several gunshots in rapid succession.

    “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. “What I ended up doing was ducking down to make sure he did not see me because I thought he would see me and he would shoot me.”

    Bloomberg Quicktake: Now YouTube Channel

    Got a comment? Leave your thoughts in the comments section, below. Please note comments are moderated before publication.

    In This Story: Colorado

    Colorado, a western U.S. state, has a diverse landscape of arid desert, river canyons and snow-covered Rocky Mountains, which are partly protected by Rocky Mountain National Park. Elsewhere, Mesa Verde National Park features Ancestral Puebloan cliff dwellings. Perched a mile above sea level, Denver, Colorado’s capital and largest city, features a vibrant downtown area.

    4 Recent Items: Colorado

  • Colorado man fatally shoots six people at birthday party
  • Seven dead in shooting at Colorado birthday party
  • 6 people dead including alleged gunman after mass shooting in Colorado
  • L&C Daily: George Floyd Case – Four Former MN Police Officers Indicted by Federal Grand Jury
  • In This Story: Joe Biden

    Joe Biden is an American politician serving as the 46th and current president of the United States. A member of the Democratic Party, he served as the 47th vice president from 2009 to 2017 under Barack Obama and represented Delaware in the United States Senate from 1973 to 2009.

    He is married to Dr Jill Biden.

    Books by Joe Biden #Ad

    6 Recent Items: Joe Biden

  • Why is US INFRASTRUCTURE so BAD? (And what is BIDEN’s plan?) – VisualPolitik EN
  • Biden administration ‘in a difficult position’ in effort to rejoin Iran nuclear deal
  • How patent waivers could remove barriers to worldwide vaccines
  • EU Opposition to U.S. Vaccine Plan Grows With Macron Broadside
  • US economy adds 266,000 jobs in April, in major expectations miss
  • Bloomberg Green: Nuclear Power Problem
  • In This Story: Nancy Pelosi

    Nancy Patricia Pelosi is an American politician serving as a congresswoman from California and the speaker of the United States House of Representatives. A member of the Democratic Party, Pelosi is the only woman in U.S. history to serve as Speaker and the highest-ranking female elected official in United States history. She is also the dean of California’s congressional delegation. As House speaker, Pelosi is second in the presidential line of succession, after the vice president.

    Books #Ad

    2 Recent Items: Nancy Pelosi

  • Top Democrats backing Newsom amid recall effort
  • Biden’s 1st 100 days: What the President accomplished, and what he hopes to do next
  • Leave a Comment