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This is what we know about the shooting at an Indianapolis FedEx facility

Authorities are on the scene of yet another mass shooting Friday, this time at a FedEx Ground facility in Indianapolis. Deputy Chief Craig McCartt of the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police said in a news conference Friday morning the investigation “is still very much in its infancy,” and there are still questions investigators are working to answer.…

Authorities were warned about FedEx suspect’s potential for violence, sources say

The suspect in the Indianapolis mass shooting at a FedEx Ground facility was known to federal and local authorities prior to the attack. A family member of the suspected shooter reached out to authorities warning about the suspect’s potential for violence, according to three law enforcement sources briefed on the matter. It was not clear…

Family of Tamir Rice asks Justice Department to reopen investigation into his death

The family of Tamir Rice sent a letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland Friday asking him to reopen the investigation into the boy’s 2014 shooting death and to convene a grand jury to consider charges against the Cleveland police officers who killed him. FormerĀ AG William Barr announced in December that the Justice Department would not…

After Indianapolis FedEx shooting, employees are still waiting to reunite with family because FedEx restricts cell phone use at its facilities, police say

Hours after a gunman opened fire in an Indianapolis FedEx facility, family members of employees at the facility were still corralled at a nearby Holiday Inn, waiting to hear from their loved ones. Some families were still trying to contact employees as recently as 9 a.m. ET, the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department told CNN on…

The US has reported at least 45 mass shootings in the last month

When eight people died in a mass shooting at an Indianapolis FedEx facility Thursday night, the news was compounded by a string of similar incidents that preceded it. Starting on March 16, when eight people were killed at three Atlanta-area spas, the US has had at least 45 mass shootings from California to Washington, DC.…

How to celebrate National Volunteer Week

Covid-19 has presented challenges to both staffing and financing for charitable causes around the world. This year, non-profits are using National Volunteer Week (April 18-24) to ramp up support. “There’s never been a more important time than now to get involved,” said Laura Plato, chief solutions officer for VolunteerMatch, an online platform that connects causes…

8 people killed in shooting at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis, police say

Eight people were killed and several others wounded in a mass shooting at an Indianapolis FedEx facility on Thursday night, Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department spokeswoman Genae Cook said. Authorities were aware of multiple other injured victims in hospitals, one of whom was in critical condition, she said during a media briefing early Friday. FOLLOW LIVE…

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