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The American way of death


More people killed in a mass shooting in which the shooter had a weapon no civilian should be permitted to own:

Eight people were killed during a mass shooting at the FedEx Ground Plainfield Operations Center late Thursday, according to Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department spokesperson Genae Cook.

The victims were found dead at the scene, Cook said during a briefing after 3 a.m. Friday. The dead  had injuries consistent with gunshot wounds. The gunman was found dead in what is believed to be a suicide nearby. 

“We are being made aware of multiple other people with injuries who have been transported to local hospitals or who have transported themselves to local hospitals,” she said. 

Four people were transported by ambulance, with one in critical condition with injuries consistent with gunshot wounds. Three others were transported with various other injuries, according to police. Two people were treated at the scene and released. Multiple others walked into different local hospitals.

“This is a tragedy,” Cook said.



Mass shootings in American public places resulting in eight or more fatalities, by decade:

1950s: 0

1960s: 1

1970s: 0

1980s: 6

1990s: 6

2000s: 7

2010s: 19

Last 30 days: 3

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