Six injured in Atlanta FedEx center shooting

By: Associated Press, CNN, WXIA Email
By: Associated Press, CNN, WXIA Email

Kennesaw, Ga. The suspect in a shooting at a Kennesaw FedEx facility has died in an apparent suicide, police say. That’s according to the Associated Press. The suspect has not yet been identified.

Police say at least six people are injured after a shooter opened fire at the center north of Atlanta.

Cobb County police spokesman Michael Bowman says an active shooter was reported early Tuesday at the FedEx package sorting facility in Kennesaw.

He says police have surrounded the building and are working to clear it. He calls the situation "active and fluid."

WXIA reporter Paul Crawley is at the scene and says FedEx employees were being turned away as they tried to arrive at work. Those who were already at work were held in a warehouse on the property.

The facility was on lockdown and police closed several nearby roads, including Old Highway 41 between McCollum and Cobb parkways.

Cobb County Police Officer Mike Bowman said investigators searched the area for secondary devices as protocol. Police are using search dogs to go through the entire warehouse.

Marietta police spokesman David Baldwin says six injured patients were taken to nearby Wellstar Kennestone Hospital, one of them with potentially critical injuries. Police didn't immediately say if anyone has died.

According to CNN, a caller alerted police to the shooting at 5:54 a.m. at the facility, Bowman said. It is located about a 25-mile drive northwest of downtown Atlanta.

FedEx is "aware of the situation," says company spokesman Scott Fielder. "The primary concern is the safety and well-being of our team members, first responders and others affected. FedEx is cooperating with authorities."


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