As investigators try to determine a motive in a deadly mass shooting at an Indianapolis FedEx facility, FedEx’s no cell phone policy is also in question.
- We have an active shooter currently at FedEx.
JONEE LEWIS: The beginning of that terror that unfolded at a FedEx facility near the Indianapolis International Airport. Police say a former employee shot and killed eight people and injured several others. Nearly 500 miles away at the FedEx headquarters in Memphis, employees are impacted.
- It's very sad. Very sad. It's hard to believe that something like that can happen, and you just never know what's going through people's minds.
JONEE LEWIS: This employee did not want to be identified and asked us to disguise their voice but told us they're more cautious today.
- You just always got to be aware of your surroundings, for sure.
JONEE LEWIS: FedEx has a policy restricting cell phone access in certain areas of operation. The company says it's to minimize potential distractions. When asked if it will review that policy in light of the deadly shooting the company sent us this statement, reading in part, "Or immediate priorities are the safety and well-being of our team members and cooperation with law enforcement at this time."
If any policy changes happen in the future, employees want to make sure there isn't a repeat of the tragedy in Indianapolis.
- Hopefully something like that won't happen here in Memphis.
JONEE LEWIS: Thinking of everyone that has been impacted. I did reach out to FedEx about any potential security changes. Didn't hear back. When I do, I'll let you know.
Reporting live this evening from the Southland area, I'm Joneé Lewis, WREG News--