INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – Multiple people were shot Thursday night at a FedEx facility on the southwest side near the Indianapolis International Airport, police said.
The scene has been declared a “mass casualty, Level 1,” according to dispatches. The declaration allows more emergency personnel to come to the scene to provide support.
The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department received reports of shots being fired and one active shooter shortly before 11:10 p.m. Thursday at 8951 Mirabel Road. That’s the address of the FedEx facility in a commercial area with a couple of hotels and several warehouses just south of the I-70 interchange at AmeriPlex Parkway.
Police did not immediately have information on how many people were shot or their conditions.
Police did not immediately have information on whether the shooter was in custody.
Jeremiah Miller had finished a shift at the FedEx facility and was preparing to work a second consecutive shift when he and a co-worker, Timothy Boillat, heard gunshots, up to 10 shots.
Miller said: “This made me stand up and look out the front door, and I saw a man with a submachine gun of some kind, an automatic rifle, and he was shooting in the open air. I immediately stooped down and was scared, and my friend’s mother came in and told us to get in the car. “
About an hour after the shooting, Miller and Boillat told other workers not to come to work for the next shift.
Boillat said: “I didn’t exactly see a person get shot but, after hearing the shooting, I saw a body on the ground behind a vehicle…. Fortunately, I was far enough away that he (the shooter) did not see or see me. So thank goodness for that.
Indiana State Police say I-70 is closed between I-465 and Ronald Reagan Parkway.
This is a news flash and will be updated.