According to reports, at least six individuals are in the hospital – with at least one in critical condition – following a shooting incident Tuesday morning at a Kennesaw, Ga. FedEx facility.
Local law enforcement officials have not released the gunman’s name, though they report he was found dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound about three hours after the incident began.
He was reportedly employed at the facility as a package handler and sorter. His six victims were transported to a local hospital, where one was still in surgery as of the most recent reports available.
Media sources indicate the shooting took place at about 6 a.m. One employee, Liza Aiken, described the scene, explaining she witnessed the gunman drop a knife and begin shooting. In addition to his gun, she said he was clad in black attire with a camouflage vest with “bullets strapped to his chest like Rambo.”
As employees arrived at the facility, local reports indicate they were being redirected as police secured the facility.
A warehouse on the premises was used to hold those already at work. More than 100 local, state, and federal officers responded to the scene; and investigators continued to search for other potential threats as the morning wore on.
Police confirmed the gunman managed to get his weapon through a security checkpoint at the facility.
FedEx spokesperson Scott Fielder issued the following statement regarding the incident:
We can confirm that an incident occurred early Tuesday morning at a FedEx Ground facility in Kennesaw, Georgia. Our thoughts and prayers are with those affected, and with their families and friends. We are grateful for the assistance of law enforcement. 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.
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