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Early Tuesday morning, an armed FedEx employee injured six people at a company warehouse in Georgia before turning the gun on himself.

Three of the injured are in critical condition. Two other victims are said to have life-threatening injuries.

According to ABC:

The shooting erupted at 5:54 a.m. at a warehouse 1675 Airport Road, Kennesaw, near the Cobb County Airport, said police spokesman Sgt. Dana Pierce. He said the police were alerted by a numerous 911 calls that there was an active shooter in the building.

More than 100 police and federal officers arrived at the sprawling FedEx hub and surrounded the building, but shortly before 9 a.m. police said the man suspected of carrying out the shooting was dead.

The gunman’s body was found in the Bay Area of the warehouse. He was described as a package handler at the company.

“When he was found we know that he had a shotgun. It was the only weapon he had at that time… He deceased from what we believe was a self-inflicted gunshot wound,” the Sgt. Pierce said.

Police carried out a second sweep of the area to “make sure there were no secondary devices the shooter may have planted.” An investigation to uncover a motive is continuing.

FedEx issued a statement regarding the early morning shooting:

“FedEx is aware of the situation. Our primary concern is the safety and wellbeing of our team members, first responders and others affected. FedEx is cooperating with authorities.”

Company spokesman Scott Fiedler later said, “We can confirm that an incident occurred early Tuesday morning at a FedEx Ground facility in Kennesaw, Georgia. Our thoughts and prayers are with those affected, and with their families and friends… The situation is now stabilized and we are focused on the needs of our team members and cooperating with the law enforcement investigation of this tragedy.”

Our prayers are with the victims during this difficult time.


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