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6 injured in Atlanta FedEx shooting, suspected attacker kills himself

Published time: April 29, 2014 12:54
Edited time: April 29, 2014 13:28
Reuters / Mike Blake

Reuters / Mike Blake

At least six people were hospitalized after a shooting at a FedEx warehouse in Cobb County, Georgia, with the suspected attacker taking his own life after the incident.

The police received an emergency call about a shooting at a FedEx facility at an airport in suburban Atlanta at 5:54 AM local time, CBS46 reports.

Hundreds of law enforcement officers representing different agencies arrived at the scene, and everyone was evacuated from the warehouse. Roads around the building have been shut down.

WellStar Kennestone Hospital officials said they currently have six patients, whose conditions range from minor to those in surgery.

However, the doctors added that that they are expecting more shooting victims to arrive shortly.

The police searched for the shooter inside the warehouse and eventually found him dead with an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.

"We're not looking for anybody else at this point," Dana Pierce, Cobb police spokesman, said.

“FedEx is aware of the situation. Our primary concern is the safety and wellbeing of our team members, first responders and others affected. FedEx is cooperating with authorities,” a statement by FedEx said.

The company’s warehouse is closed and won’t reopen for at 24 hours.

One of the FedEx workers said that his boss called him on Tuesday and told him not to worry about getting to work on time, Atlanta Journal-Constitution paper reports.

"(My boss) called me about 6 o'clock this morning saying there was a guy inside, shot the security guard," Michael Hogland, a driver at the facility, said.

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Comments (30)

 

Marcin H Przybylski 02.05.2014 10:19

Just coincidence

 

Marcin H Przybylski 02.05.2014 10:18

I am sorry but suspect that killed him self sounds funny and also - "We're not looking for anybody else at this point" - is obvious, so :
- Fedex DC-10 crash.
- Federal Express (Fed Ex) - Boeing 727-232AF
Tallah assee, Florida, USA - crash
- Update on FedEx Plane Crash in Lubbock, TX Weather Related
- FedEx jet that cartwheeled on the runway at Tokyo's
- ink cartridge bomb found on Chicago-bound jet
- No damage found after FedEx driver reports explosion ( Police spokeswoman Officer Tracy Turner said the FedEx driver called 911)
- Bomb, K-9 sweep of FedEx warehouse in Kennesaw, Ga., over; no explosive devices found

 

RichardD 29.04.2014 21:31

Tehachapi Gal 29.04.2014 20:50

Richard D. Thank you for bring this out in the open. The Prozacs and other drugs are causing people to become mass shooters.

  


You're welcome. There's a big government and mainstream media cover up going on, the medical records of shooters are routinely suppressed, and much of the media refuses to publish the truth about the drugs in shootings. You can't get a commercial drivers license or a pilots license if your on, or even in a lot of cases have a history of using these drugs. It's hypocritical for gun control politicians to pose with shooting victims.

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