FedEx Shooting Under InvestigationBy: Ellisha Rader Mannering - May 1, 2014
A shooting at a FedEx store in Georgia injured 6 people. The incident occurred on Tuesday morning when a man entered the store with an assault rifle and several rounds of ammunition strapped to his chest.
Witnesses described the shooter as looking like Rambo.
The people who were injured in the shooting were taken to Wellstar Kennestone hospital where they were treated for their injuries.
Many of the injuries were not severe and some of the injured people were even able to walk to the ambulance on their own. At least one person was rushed into surgery and in critical condition.
Hundreds of police officers were on the scene within minutes of the first call and employees were escorted from the store to a bus where they were reunited with family members and friends.
The FedEx company is working with the police and an investigation is currently underway. An employee at the FedEx store where the shooting occurred was giving a statement during an interview when she was told by a woman in a FedEx jacket to stop talking. FedEx does not want anyone speaking about the shooting until the police have finished their investigation.
The company did not give any details about the incident or the investigation, but did release a statement and offered their condolences to the victims and their families.
“The situation is now stabilized, and we are focused on the needs of our team members and cooperating with the law enforcement investigation of this tragedy,” said company spokeswoman Shea Leordeanu.
The identity of the shooter has not been released and it is unknown if he was an employee at the store or of the FedEx company. The shooter was found dead at the scene of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
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