Active Shooter FedEx Ground Facility Indianapolis - 8 Dead + Shooter, More Wounded


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I mean...the policy of no phones is counterintuitive, it's known....through studies in many of the multi-nationals and by many of the "education" gurus, that for every hour of work, you need 10 mins or so break to stay "at peak" if you get no mental break, you make more mistakes...the most profitable businesses implace that...from Facebook to amazon (if you are a dev, not a normal person), most mental jobs require it...meanwhile hands on work..they don't give a fuck.


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There are ways to maintain productivity while still allowing employees to keep their cell phones on their person. In fact, FedEx could have had a plan in place to text all employees in the event of an emergency such as this, instantly notifying everyone. Employees on site who were inside the building could have instituted a lockdown, and employees on their way to work could have stopped and not entered the parking lot.

I have quit my last two safety manager positions due to corporate policies that allow production needs to override safety.


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Friday April 16, 2021, 6:00 AM​

Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department​

News Release
Advisory: IMPD Detectives Investigate Shooting Involving Multiple Victims
INCIDENT LOCATION: 8951 Mirabel Road

INDIANAPOLIS-On Thursday, April 15, 2021, the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD) responded to 8951 Mirabel Road on a report of shots fired inside the Fedex Ground-Plainfield Operation Center. Officers arrived and located an active shooter incident.

IMPD officers located multiple victims with injuries consistent with gunshot wounds. Indianapolis Emergency Medical Services (IEMS) responded and pronounced eight people deceased at the scene. Five victims with injuries consistent with gunshot wounds were transported to local hospitals for treatment. Two victims were treated by medics at the scene and released.

Preliminary information from evidence at the scene is that the alleged shooter has taken his own life at the scene.

IMPD Homicide detectives responded to the scene and began their investigation. Indiana State Police (ISP) detectives are working with IMPD Homicide detectives in interviewing multiple witnesses. The Indianapolis-Marion County Forensic Services Agency responded to assist in identifying and collecting potential forensic evidence. The Marion County Coroner’s Office (MCCO) will be assisting and will determine the exact manner and cause of death. The MCCO will release the name of the decedents once proper next-of-kin notification has been made.

Our Victims Assistance and Chaplains Office responded to the scene and the Family Unification Center which is located at the Holiday Inn Express 8555 Stansted Dr., Indianapolis Indiana.