INDIANAPOLIS — Eight people were killed when a man walked into the FedEx facility near the Indianapolis International Airport lat Thursday night and started shooting.
Jeremiah Miller and Timothy Boillet, two friends who work the night shift at FedEx, were on a lunch break when they say that started hearing the gunshots ring out shortly after 11:00 p.m.
“We hear two gunshots, and we think it’s a car, a muffler, and then we hear three more shots and we think it must be an engine problem,” said Miller. “Then we start hearing six to around ten shots.”
That’s when Miller said he got up and peaked out of the break room.
“I saw a man with a submachine gun of some sort, an automatic rifle, and he was firing out into the open,” he said. “I immediately ducked down and got scared.”
“I didn’t exactly see anyone get shot but after hearing the shots I saw a body behind a vehicle,” added Boillet.
This is another heartbreaking day and I’m shaken by the mass shooting at the FedEx Ground facility in Indianapolis. Indiana State Police are working with local responders and we will continue to offer any and all resources needed to assist during this tragedy. 1/3
— Governor Eric Holcomb (@GovHolcomb) April 16, 2021
I am heartbroken by the mass shooting at the FedEx facility here in Indianapolis and praying for all affected by this tragedy. I am communicating with local authorities to get all details of the attack and my office stands ready to help everyone affected any way we can.
— André Carson (@RepAndreCarson) April 16, 2021
Maureen and I just learned of the tragedy in Indianapolis when we woke up. Our hearts are mourning for the individuals who’ve senselessly lost their lives, all of their loved ones, and their co-workers at FedEx who will be dealing with this tragedy for a long time to come.
— Senator Mike Braun (@SenatorBraun) April 16, 2021
The shooting at FedEx was a senseless tragedy. Indiana and the nation mourn for the lives lost and forever changed last night.
— Senator Todd Young (@SenToddYoung) April 16, 2021