Shooting Occurs at Indianapolis FedEx Facility


INDIANA FEDX SHOOTING. On Thursday, April 15, just after 11 p.m. an active shooting broke out at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis, Indiana. Unfortunately, the gunman killed eight people and injured more before taking his own life. The police were unable to determine a clear cause for the violence. This is the 28th shooting in the month of April so far, according to the Gun Violence Archive.

On Thursday, April 16, 2021, another active shooting occurred inside and outside of an Indianapolis FedEx facility. This is nearly the 150th shooting to happen in the United States since the beginning of this year, according to the Gun Violence Archive.


Police responded to reports of shots being fired just after 11 p.m. on Thursday night. The police came into contact with the gunman, who had already killed eight people and injured seven more, when the gunman reportedly took his own life.


Law enforcement was not able to identify a direct motive for the situation, though police reported that it “wasn’t precipitated by any kind of a disturbance or an argument.”


The CEO and Chairman of FedEx Frederick W. Smith spoke about the tragedy this morning in a letter to all employees. In the message he wrote that the company will be providing support to affected employees, instructing to “Please keep the Indianapolis team and surrounding community in your thoughts and prayers.”


This event happened just over a week after President Joe Biden released some information on his plan to increase gun control in an effort to cut down on gun violence. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer has noted that “The American people are demanding action from Congress, and I’ve committed to hold votes on the floor of the United States Senate on gun violence prevention legislation.” Although 2021 has already been a terrible and tragic year for gun violence, many hope that this new legislation will help to diminish the rate at which the number of victims has grown.