Several wounded in shooting at FedEx facility in Georgia

File: Couriers load packages onto vehicles as other packages move down the belt at the FedEx station in Marina del Rey.
File: Couriers load packages onto vehicles as other packages move down the belt at the FedEx station in Marina del Rey. Fred Prouser/Reuters /Landov

At least six people have been wounded in a shooting early Tuesday at a FedEx facility in Kennesaw, Ga, according to local police. The shooter is reportedly dead in an apparent suicide.

Cobb County Police Department spokesman Mike Bowman told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that there are "multiple victims at this time that have been transported to a local area hospital.

"The area around the building has been secured and the officers are now clearing the incident location," Bowman said.

According to The Associated Press, "Marietta police spokesman David Baldwin says six injured patients were taken to nearby Wellstar Kennestone Hospital, one of them with potentially critical injuries."

Kennestone Hospital in nearby Marietta confirmed that six patients have been admitted in connection with the incident, local station WSB-TV in Atlanta reports. The station says "some patients are in surgery."

"FedEx is aware of the situation," spokesman Ben Hunt tells Reuters. "Our primary concern is the safety and wellbeing of our team members, first responders and others affected. FedEx is cooperating with authorities."

According to WSB, Kennestone Hospital confirms that at least six patients have been admitted in connection with the incident. The station says "some patients are in surgery."

Bowman told the Journal-Constitution that Cobb County police received a call at about 5:54 a.m. ET about an active shooter at the FedEx facility.

Channel 11 in Atlanta says:

"More than 50 emergency vehicles descended upon the scene. There were multiple victims, all of whom were taken to WellStar Kennestone Hospital; their names and conditions were not immediately released."

"FedEx employees were being turned away as they tried to arrive at work. Those who were already at work were held in a warehouse on the property. The facility is on lockdown."

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