FedEx Shooting In Georgia: 6 Injured, Shooter DeadBy: Toni Matthews-El - April 29, 2014
The police are still working to secure the FedEx Corps facility in Kennesaw, Ga. in the aftermath of a deadly shooting.
An unnamed man is reported as having opened fire on workers at the Georgia FedEx center located approximately thirty miles from Atlanta.
Cobb County Police spokesman Mike Bowman said that the incident was reported at around 6 am.
The suspect opened fire once inside the facility, injuring at least six persons during his shooting spree.
At present the name of the assailant is unknown, as are the names of the victims. One shooting victim was the facility’s security guard.
Reports indicate that all victims of the shooting were taken to the WellStar Kennestone Hospital in Marietta, Ga.
Hospital spokesman Tyler Pearson shared that the nature of the injuries varied from victim to victim. Some persons were able to walk out of the ambulance on their own. Others are currently undergoing operations.
Hundreds of police officers from surrounding locations converged on the scene within minutes of the reported shooting, however the suspect is reported to have died of a self-inflicted gun wound.
As the investigation into the shootings are in the early stages, there are no known motives for the attack on the George FedEx facility and its workers.
FedEx spokesman Ben Hunt said that the company “is aware of the situation”. “Our primary concern is the safety and well-being of our team members, first responders and others affected.”
It has also been stated that FedEx is fully cooperating with law enforcement.
Safety also remains an ongoing source of concern for law enforcement officials still at the scene of the shooting. Even though police believe the chaos was caused by a lone shooter, they are presently working to ensure that there are no additional threats in the area.
Said Bowman, “This is still an active and fluid situation.”
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