FedEx Shooting Near Atlanta Leaves Gunman Dead, 6 Injured

Image: FedEx Shooting Near Atlanta Leaves Gunman Dead, 6 Injured Police and emergency personnel are pictured at the scene of a shooting at a FedEX Corp facility at an airport in Kennesaw, Georgia April 29, 2014.

Tuesday, 29 Apr 2014 10:27 AM

By Clyde Hughes

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Six people were injured at a FedEx package-sorting center north of Atlanta when a shooter opened fire on them Tuesday morning.

The suspected shooter, who had not been identified Tuesday morning, died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, authorities told WGCL-TV. Police found the suspect inside a building, the television station reported.

Cobb County police received reports of an active shooter on site at the FedEx station in Kennesaw, Ga. about 5:54 a.m., reported The Associated Press. Six people were taken to Wellstar Kennestone Hospital, with one of injured in "possibly critical" condition.

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"The area around the building has been secured and the officers are now clearing the incident location," Michael Bowman, a Cobb County police spokesman, told the AP. "This is still an active and fluid situation."

A FedEx spokesperson issued a statement during the police investigation Tuesday morning.

"FedEx is aware of the situation," said Scott Fielder. "Our primary concern is the safety and well being of our team members, first responders and others affected. FedEx is cooperating with authorities."

He later told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that the situation at the hub was stable and an investigation has begun.

"Our thoughts and prayers are with those affected, and with their families and friends," Fielder said to the Journal-Constitution. "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."

The FedEx hub is located adjacent to Cobb County's general aviation airport and sorts packages for delivery through the Atlanta area. It is located about 25 miles north of Atlanta.

USA Today reported that more than 230 people died from mass killings in the United States since 2006. The newspaper said shootings like what happened in Newtown, Conn., Aurora, Colo. and Virginia Tech University account for 16 percent of the mass killings.

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