FedEx Shooter Injured Six Before Taking His Own LifeBy: Val Powell - April 30, 2014
A FedEx employee armed with a shotgun injured six people at a FedEx warehouse in Atlanta, Georgia, before killing himself with his own gun on Tuesday morning.
According to police spokesperson Sgt. Dana Pierce, the shooting started at 5:54 am. The police were alerted of the incident by several 911 calls that reported a shooter in the FedEx building. Over a hundred officers responded to the incident, but the shooter was already dead by the time they arrived.
Reports indicate that the shooter, identified as Geddy L. Kramer, worked as a package handler for the company. He entered the facility through the guard shack where he shot the guard on duty before entering the warehouse where he shot five other people.
Of the six that were injured, two had to undergo surgery and three are in critical condition. One of the victims was treated and released by the hospital. All of the victims were brought to the WellStar Kennestone Hospital. A doctor at the facility described the wounds to have been caused by shotgun blast projectiles.
Liza Aiken, a FedEx employee, said Kramer “looked like he was heading into war.” She also said that he had bullets strapped to his chest just like Rambo. Aiken was working on some packages when he saw Kramer enter the warehouse carrying a gun and a knife.
Eyewitness Liz Aiken said “shooter looked like he was heading into war.”
After the incident, the authorities went through the building in order to make sure that Kramer did not plant any devices that may bring danger to the employees. They were able to find a Molotov cocktail (petrol bomb) that was left by Kramer.
In a statement, Aiken said that she had already reported Kramer to her superiors after he aimed a laser pointer at her eye. As of now, there are no clues leading the Kramer’s motives for the attack.
Scott Fiedler, the spokesperson for FedEx, released a statement saying that the company is cooperating with authorities in the investigation.
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