- A yet-to-be-identified man on Thursday, April 15, shot eight people dead in a fresh mass shooting incident
- Many people were also injured in the ugly incident, the mayor of Indianapolis where the shooting took place has confirmed
- President Biden was expected to be briefed about the shooting in the early hours of Friday, April 16
The United States of America has again witnessed another incident of a mass shooting on Thursday night, April 15, at a facility belonging to FedEx, a multinational delivery services company, in Indianapolis.
According to ABC News, a yet-to-be-identified shooter shot eight people dead while several others were injured in the chaos trailing the incident.
Legit.ng gathers that the mayor of Indianapolis, Joe Hogsett, has confirmed the death of the eight people whose identities are yet to be revealed at the time of filing this piece.
Hogsett was quoted as saying on Friday morning, April 16:
"This morning, Indianapolis residents are confronted with the horrific news of yet another mass shooting, an act of violence that senselessly claimed the lives of eight of our neighbours."
The police department added that many victims of the mass shooting have been taken to various hospitals in the area.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) said it will work with the Indianapolis police to investigate the shooting.
Meanwhile, a White House official whose name was not disclosed said President Joe Biden will be briefed on the mass shooting on Friday morning.
In another related development, Phillip Adams, 32, a former prominent player in the National Football League (NFL), a professional American football league, shot five people dead in South Carolina before committing suicide.
The victims were allegedly killed on Wednesday, April 7, in Rock Hill, South Carolina.
Police operatives reportedly tracked Adams to a home near the shooting site, where law enforcement officials said Adams is believed to have killed himself once police had him surrounded.
Meanwhile, Daunte Wright, a 20-year-old black man was on Sunday, April 11, shot dead by US policemen in Minneapolis during a stop for a traffic violation.
The police claimed they tried to arrest the young man after determining he had an outstanding warrant.
Wright's death has, of course, fuelled protest among Americans, especially in the area which is just miles away from where George Floyd was killed during an arrest in May 2020.