Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Warehouse Gunman Shoots Six Before Killing Himself

"KINNESAW, GA — An employee armed with a shotgun injured six people at a FedEx warehouse in Georgia early Tuesday morning before he ended the carnage by shooting himself, police said.

"One of the injured is in critical condition, police said.

"The shooting erupted at 5:54 a.m. at a warehouse 1675 Airport Road, Kennesaw, near the Cobb County Airport, said police spokesman Sgt. Dana Pierce. He said the police were alerted by a numerous 911 calls that there was an active shooter in the building.

"More than 100 police and federal officers arrived at the sprawling FedEx hub and surrounded the building, but shortly before 9 a.m. police said the man suspected of carrying out the shooting was dead.

"The alleged gunman was described only as a FedEx employee who worked as a package handler, Pierce said. "As far as I know, he worked at this location," the officer said.

"His body was found in the bay area of the warehouse and a weapon was found with him.

"`When he was found we know that he had a shotgun. It was the only weapon he had at that time... He deceased from what we believe was a self-inflicted gunshot wound,` the sergeant said."


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