FedEx Facility Shooting Prompts Massive Response, Shooter Found Dead

29 Apr

A package handler with a shot gun and bullets strapped to his chest “like Rambo” wounded six people at a Georgia FedEx facility early Tuesday before he was found dead of an apparent suicide, authorities and witnesses said.

The male suspect died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound during the workplace shooting in Kennesaw, north of Atlanta, and was found inside the FedEx facility’s loading dock, reported NBC affiliate WXIA-TV.

The six victims range from ages 19 to 52, and three remained in critical condition Tuesday afternoon, said Dr. Michael Nitzken, of Wellstar Kennestone Hospital. One of them required advance life support.

Those with critical injuries suffered multiple gunshot wounds, while others had “peripheral damage,” Nitzken said. One person was released.

Cobb County police spokesman Mike Bowman said officers were “sweeping” the area around the building Tuesday morning for any “secondary devices.” No explosives were found. The suspect was identified only as a male employee of FedEx.

Police were first called to the scene just before 6 a.m., prompting a lockdown of the facility on Airport Road and more than 100 officers to swarm the scene.


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