Eight People Killed During FedEx Shooting in Indianapolis


April 16, 2021

Eight people, plus the suspected gunman, were found dead in and around the facility. It’s believed the shooter died by suicide shortly before police arrived.


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Via indystar.com:

Police responded to the FedEx Ground-Plainfield Operations Center on the city's southwest side near Indianapolis International Airport just after 11 p.m. Thursday for a report of shots fired at a business. 

IndyStar is working to bring you updates as we learn new information. Here's what we know so far.

What happened at 8951 Mirabel Road in Indianapolis?

Officers arrived to a “chaotic and active” crime scene, according to IMPD Deputy Chief of Investigations Craig McCartt.

Eight people, plus the suspected gunman, were found dead in and around the facility. It’s believed the shooter died by suicide shortly before police arrived.

McCartt said at a Friday morning news conference that the shooter arrived at the building and began “randomly” firing in the parking lot — with no confrontation or argument before the shooting started. He then went inside the building and continued shooting. Four people were found dead outside and four were found dead inside.

Live updates:Indianapolis mayor, police to speak after 8 killed at FedEx Ground facility


Police respond to reports of an active shooter at the building near the Indianapolis International Airport at about 11:10 p.m.Twitter

Where is the FedEx facility where the Indianapolis shooting took place?

The address of the FedEx facility is 8951 Mirabel Road, Indianapolis. The facility is located on the southwest side of the city near Indianapolis International Airport.

Where is Indianapolis, Indiana, in the US?

Indianapolis is located in the Midwest and is the capital of Indiana. The city is about three hours (about 180 miles) southeast of Chicago and less than two hours (about 110 miles) west of Cincinnati.

How many victims are involved in shooting at FedEx facility?

Eight people are dead and several others were wounded. Five people were taken from the scene to area hospitals, four of whom had what McCartt described as non-fatal gunshot wounds.

The victims have not yet been identified. Deputy Coroner Alfarena McGinty said her office cannot begin their investigation until the scene has been processed by crime lab technicians, which may not be until later Friday.

Why didn’t FedEx workers at the facility have their cellphones?

FedEx prohibits employees from having their phones with them while they are working. The company told Business Insider it was reconsidering the policy in the aftermath of the shooting.

A FedEx spokesperson would not comment on the policy when asked by IndyStar. 

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“Our immediate priorities are the safety and well-being of our team members and cooperation with law enforcement at this time,” he said. 

FedEx employees, witnesses asked to contact IMPD

Anyone who was at the scene of the shooting but left before being interviewed by police, whether to receive treatment or for their own safety, is being asked to contact IMPD at 317-262-TIPS or homicide detectives at 317-327-3475.

Information for family members of Indianapolis FedEx workers

Police asked anyone who has family members who work at the FedEx ground facility that cannot be reached to meet at the Holiday Inn at 8555 Stansted Drive. IMPD chaplains and victims assistance units are at the location to assist families. 

More:Multiple people shot at FedEx facility near the airport, IMPD says shooter is dead

FedEx releases statement about Indianapolis shooting

“We are deeply shocked and saddened by the loss of our team members following the tragic shooting at our FedEx Ground facility in Indianapolis," FedEx wrote in a statement released shortly after 4 a.m. "Our most heartfelt sympathies are with all those affected by this senseless act of violence. The safety of our team members is our top priority, and we are fully cooperating with investigating authorities.”

Who is investigating the FedEx Indianapolis shooting

Indiana State Police (ISP) detectives are working with IMPD Homicide detectives in interviewing multiple witnesses. The Indianapolis-Marion County Forensic Services Agency responded to assist in identifying and collecting forensic evidence. The Marion County Coroner’s Office (MCCO) will determine the exact manner and cause of death.

The coroner's office will release the name of the decedents once proper next-of-kin notification has been made.


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