Indiana’s attorney general says he’s waiting on details to “determine what exactly happened and why”
Indiana Attorney General Todd Rokita reacted to the overnight shooting in Indianapolis with a tweet from his verified Twitter account on Friday.
“We offer our deepest condolences and prayers for all affected, and await further details to determine what exactly happened and why,” he tweeted.
We are deeply saddened by the senseless loss of life that occurred at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis overnight. We offer our deepest condolences and prayers for all affected, and await further details to determine what exactly happened and why.— Todd Rokita (@AGToddRokita) April 16, 2021
The CEO and chairman of FedEX called last night’s shooting “devastating,” confirming the company lost eight team members.
“It is with a heavy heart that I write to you regarding the tragedy that occurred at our FedEx Ground facility in Indianapolis last night,” Frederick W. Smith wrote in a letter to employees published Friday.
“While it will take some time to fully understand what happened, we know we lost eight team members in this senseless act of violence.”
“I want to express my deepest sympathies to the families, friends, and co-workers of those team members,” Smith said, adding that the company’s priority was now “responding to the situation on the ground and helping our team members and law enforcement.”
“We have a team onsite in Indianapolis to provide support, and we are making counselors available,” the letter continues.
“This is a devastating day, and words are hard to describe the emotions we all feel. Please keep the Indianapolis team and surrounding community in your thoughts and prayers as we continue to support and care for each other in the difficult days ahead.”
FedEx is working with staff in Indianapolis and police officers to reunite workers with their families.