Indiana Elected Officials Offer Condolences in FedEx Mass Shooting

Prayers and condolences are pouring in for those affected in Thursday night's mass shooting in Indianapolis.

Posted: Apr 16, 2021 10:59 AM
Updated: Apr 16, 2021 1:51 PM

Elected officials across the Hoosier State are sending their condolences to those affected by the mass shooting at the FedEx facility in Indianapolis.

On Friday morning, Governor Eric Holcomb ordered flags to be lowered to half-staff until sunset on Tuesday, April 20th in remembrance of the lives lost.

Eight people died in the shooting at the facility near Indianapolis International Airport. Five others were transported to area hospitals, four of who have what emergency officials called "non-fatal" gunshot wounds. The other injury was not known during a press briefing Friday morning.

Governor Holcomb offered this statement and his condolences regarding Thursday night's mass shooting in Indy, "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."

Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch released a statement Friday morning saying, "There are Hoosiers who will no longer be with us, and there are families who will never recover because of last night's senseless act of violence. My sincerest thoughts and prayers go to the families, friends and coworkers at the FedEx Ground facility in Indianapolis. I am thankful for our first responders who acted swiftly to come to the aid of Hoosiers, and I know our law enforcement officers at the local, state and federal levels will use all resources necessary while they work through this tragic event."

Indiana Secretary of State Holli Sullivan took to Twitter Friday morning, "I am deeply saddened to hear of the tragedy that took place at the FedEx facility in Indianapolis last night. My prayers are with the families and loved ones of the victims, those suffering and the entire FedEx community."

U.S. Senator Mike Braun of Jasper sent out a similar message on Twitter, "Maureen and I just learned of the tragedy in Indianapolis when we woke up. Our hearts are mourning for the individuals who’ve senselessly lost their lives, all of their loved ones, and their co-workers at FedEx who will be dealing with this tragedy for a long time to come."

U.S. Senator Todd Young also taking to Twitter Friday offering his condolences, "The shooting at FedEx was a senseless tragedy. Indiana and the nation mourn for the lives lost and forever changed last night."

Prayers and condolences are pouring in from all over the U.S. for the Hoosier State, the Circle City, and all families affected in this mass shooting. 44News will be following this developing story throughout the day be sure to stay with us both on-air and online for the latest.

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