At least eight people were shot in the city Indianapolis On USA Thursday night by an armed man who is suspected of having committed suicide, police said.
All victims have been found a facility of the company Fedexnear the city’s international airport, where a gunman opened fire, police spokeswoman Genae Cook told reporters.
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Other people were taken to hospitaladded the police, without giving the number. A man who works at the factory told local television that he saw the shooter when he started shooting.
I saw the man with a submachine gun or an automatic rifle, and he started firing in the open. I immediately squatted down, I was scaredJeremiah Miller said.
According to the police spokeswoman, the shooter he allegedly committed suicide.
A FedEx spokesperson confirmed to AFP that there was a shooting at the factory and said the company is working with authorities.
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We are aware of the tragic shooting that took place at our factory near the Indianapolis airportThe company said in a statement. This plant has work more than 4,000 people, according to press releases.
Sargeant John Perrine, an Indiana State Police information officer, asked family members of Fedex employees to meet at a local Holiday Inn hotel. A live video showed a police tape at the scene of the incident that followed several mass shootings in the United States in recent weeks.
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Follow-up of shootings
At the end of last month, four people, including a child, were shot an office building in Southern California.
The March 22ndTen people were killed in a shooting at a grocery store in Boulder, Colorado. Nearly 40,000 people die from firearms every year in the United States, and more than half are suicides.
President Joe Biden announced six measures this month to curb violence caused by firearms.
On March 31, four people, including a nine-year-old boy, received were killed near Los Angeles, a shooting that followed two other murders, in Boulder, Colorado, and Atlanta, Georgia, in which 18 people were killed in the same month.
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Nearly 40,000 people die from firearms every year in the United States, and more than half are suicides. President Biden announced six this month measures to contain the “epidemic” which according to him is the violence caused by the weapons of
fire in the country.
The president presented a limited plan to prevent the proliferation of so-called “ghost weapons” – made by hand, sometimes with 3-D printers – that are impossible to trace when used in a felonyHe also proposed stricter regulations for armrests intended to stabilize the weapon, a device used by the suspect of the Colorado shooting
Biden indicated that his proposals are just a starting point and called on Congress to enact legislation to enact measures such as background checks and end the sale of assault rifles that are often the weapon used in mass shootings.
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