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9 dead, including suspected shooter, in Indianapolis mass shooting

INDIANAPOLIS / CNN — At least eight people were killed in a mass shooting that happened at an Indianapolis FedEx facility on Thursday night, Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department spokeswoman Genae Cook said.

Many other people were taken to local hospitals with injuries, one of whom was in critical condition, Cook said during a media briefing on Friday.

Police believe the shooter took his own life and there is “no active threat to the community at this time,” Cook said.

The identity of the shooter and their motive is not yet known.

Officers arrived to the scene around 11 p.m. on Thursday to an active-shooter situation, Cook said.

“The officers responded, they came in, they went in and they did their job,” Cook said. A lot of them are trying to face this because this is a sight no one should ever have to see.”

‘I thought I was going to get shot’

Two employees inside the building at the time said that they heard 10 gunshots.

At first, Jeremiah Miller and Timothy Boillat thought the sound was from a car, but after hearing more, Miller stood up and saw a man with a weapon, he said.

“After hearing the shootings I did see a body on the floor behind a vehicle,” said Boillat. The two men left the building and watched as about 30 police cars responded, Boillat said.

“Thank God for being here because I thought I was going to get shot,” Miller said.

“Safety is our top priority, and our thoughts are with all those who are affected. We are working to gather more information and are cooperating with investigating authorities,” company spokesperson Jim Masilak said.

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