A gunman shot and killed eight people in a FedEx fax in Indianapolis, Indiana, one of the latest incidents of genocide that has shaken the American people in recent weeks.
Indianapolis police responded to a report of gunfire inside the FedEx Operations Center and emergency medical services pronounced eight people dead at the scene. Five people were injured and taken to a local hospital, and two more were treated by paramedics at the scene, police said. The shooter took his own life.
The recent spate of genocide shootings is the latest in a series that has revived concerns about gun safety as U.S. cities and states resume normal operations after a long shutdown over the Covid-19.
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Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogset said on Twitter on Friday morning: “Residents of Indianapolis are facing the horrific news of another mass shooting this morning, an incident of violence that has intellectually claimed the lives of eight of our neighbors.
He added, “As law enforcers work to learn more about this tragedy, their prayers are with the families of those whose lives were cut short.”
FedEx said in a statement: “We are deeply shocked and saddened by the loss of our team members after the tragic shooting at the FedEx Grounds facility in Indianapolis. Our deepest sympathies are with all those affected by this senseless act of violence. The safety of our team members is our top priority, and we are fully cooperating with the investigating authorities. “
The company’s chairman and chief executive, Frederick Smith, later sent a letter to employees confirming that the eight victims were FedEx employees.
Gun control is a divisive issue in the United States, where the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution provides for the right to “carry and carry weapons.”
But gun safety advocates are optimistic that the rules surrounding gun ownership are creating significant reform momentum, especially in laws involving the once-powerful gun lobby, the National Rifle Association. Financial and legal trouble.
A survey conducted for the gun control team Evertown for Gun Safety and Giffords in December found that 933 percent of American adults said background checks should be done on all gun sales to the next president and Congress.
Earlier this month, U.S. President Joe Biden signed multiple executive orders aimed at cracking down on so-called “ghost guns” expansion made from parts of the material – and drafted “red flag” laws for states to allow families. Members or law enforcement personnel can present a danger to themselves or others if they acquire a weapon and identify them.
Gun safety advocates agree that any major changes to federal gun laws need to be made with congressional approval rather than a unilateral executive order – Democrats control the U.S. Senate by a narrow margin and a law enforcement will need to support 60 senators to comply with the Philibuster rule.
Friday marks the 14th anniversary of Virginia Tech’s public relations at a public university, when a student killed 32 people and injured 23 others.
Additional report by Andrew Edgliff-Johnson of New York