Mass shooting at FedEx facility leaves 8 dead including shooter

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. 

Governor Eric J. Holcomb offered the following statement regarding last night’s mass shooting:

“This is another heartbreaking day and I’m shaken by the mass shooting at the FedEx Ground facility in Indianapolis. Indiana State Police are working with local responders and we will continue to offer any and all resources needed to assist during this tragedy. In times like this, words like justice and sorrow fall short in response for those senselessly taken. Our thoughts are with the families, friends, coworkers and all those affected by this terrible situation.

“Today, I will order that flags be lower to half-staff from now until sunset on Tuesday, April 20 in remembrance of those we’ve lost.”

State Rep. Bob Behning (R-Indianapolis) said in a statement in response to the shooting at the FedEx Ground Plainfield Operations Center that claimed the lives of eight individuals and injured others:

“My heart breaks for the families who lost loved ones, and I am praying for those who are injured along all of those who work at FedEx. While our community grapples with this tragedy and waits to learn more, I’m incredibly grateful for the first responders who acted quickly to help overnight and those still on the scene.”

Anyone with information about this incident should call the IMPD Homicide Office at 317.327.3475 or Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana at 317.262.8477 or (TIPS).  Citizens can also download the mobile P3tips app for Apple or Android phones to submit a mobile tip, or go to to submit a web tip. You will remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1000 if the information leads to a felony arrest.  Only tips submitted directly and anonymously to Crime Stoppers are eligible for these cash rewards.

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