The first reports of a shooting in Indianapolis came late Thursday, when a suspect attacked the second-largest Federal Express hub in the world.
According to the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department, at least eight people were killed and many more wounded by a shooter. Indianapolis police spokesperson Genae Cook cracked, getting emotional when she delivered a statement, announcing the death toll.
“Preliminary information at this time is that the alleged shooter has taken his own life at the scene. After the preliminary search at the grounds inside and out we have located 8 people at the scene with injuries consistent with gunshot wounds. Those eight were pronounced deceased here at the scene”, Cook said.
At the moment, the identity of the suspect remains concealed.
The incident is yet another deadly assault in a strain of mass shootings to hit the United States over the last week. It occurred just a few days after a fatal school shooting in Tennessee, as well as incidents in Georgia, Minnesota, and Washington state.