The individual suspected of firing shots at a Georgia Fedex facility has been found dead due to a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Six people have been taken to the hospital for treatment after the gunman opened fire at the facility early Tuesday morning. One of the individuals rushed to the hospital is said to be in critical condition. The facility is believed to be cleared, although police on the scene are searching the facility to ensure there are no other threats.
Georgia officials said the suspected gunman who opened fire Tuesday morning at a FedEx facility injuring six was found dead by an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, MyFoxAtlanta.com reported.
There was one person in critical condition and the others were considered minor to serious, the station reported. Hundreds of law enforcement officers are at the facility, which is in the town of Kennesaw, located in Cobb County, northwest of Atlanta. According to crews on the scene, authorities have secured the entire area.
A bomb team from the FBI is on the scene and assisting in the investigation.
Cobb County police spokesman Michael Bowman said Tuesday the suspect is dead but police are still sweeping the package-sorting facility north of Atlanta to make sure there are no other threats.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported that six people were taken to WellStar Kennestone Hospital and more are expected.
Michael Hogland, a driver at the FedEx facility, told the paper, “(My boss) called me about 6 o’clock this morning saying there was a guy inside, shot the security guard. He had a gun pointed at him and said, ‘Don’t worry about getting here on time.'”
There are reports of local businesses on lockdown and employees are meeting at a nearby skating rink.
FedEx released a statement saying it is aware of the situation and its primary concern is the safety of its workers.