The shooting suspect who opened fire at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis appeared to "randomly start shooting," police say.
Eight people were killed in the shooting, and the shooting suspect died by suicide.
Neither the shooting suspect nor the victims have been publicly identified yet.
A gunman who killed eight people and injured several others at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis on Thursday night "appeared to randomly start shooting" when he opened fire in the building's parking lot, Indianapolis police said.
"He got out of his car and pretty quickly started some random shooting outside of the facility," Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Deputy Chief Craig McCartt said at a press conference on Friday, adding that the gunman then went inside the FedEx facility and fired more shots before taking his own life.
A worker at the FedEx facility also told the Today show Friday morning that the shooting appeared to be random.
The worker said he was preparing for a shift at the facility when he saw a hooded man with what he called an "AR" gun, who was "shouting" and firing "at random."
McCartt said the shooting lasted mere minutes.
The motive behind the shooting remains unknown. Neither the shooting suspect or any of the eight victims have been publicly identified.
While the shooting suspect hasn't been identified publicly, sources told CNN correspondent Ana Cabrera that law enforcement officials knew about the suspect's potential for violence prior to the shooting, and said he was known to both federal and local authorities.
FBI Special Agent In Charge Paul Keenan said investigators are searching a potential suspect's home.
Police and the local FBI office are also continuing to investigate the scene of the shooting. There is no active threat at this time.
FedEx has said it's cooperating with local authorities.
"We are deeply shocked and saddened by the loss of our team members following the tragic shooting at our FedEx Ground facility in Indianapolis," the company said in a statement to Insider. "Our most heartfelt sympathies are with all those affected by this senseless act of violence. The safety of our team members is our top priority, and we are fully cooperating with investigating authorities."
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