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Families anxiously await status of loved ones after FedEx shooting

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Posted at 4:22 AM, Apr 16, 2021
and last updated 2021-04-16 21:24:55-04

INDIANAPOLIS — Nine people are confirmed dead, including the shooter, who took his own life during a mass shooting late Thursday night at a FedEx facility on the southwest side of Indianapolis.

Now, the families of those affected by the shooting have been left with feelings of worry and uncertainty about the status of their loved ones as they waited at a nearby Holiday Inn Express for information.

WRTV learned that FedEx employees are not allowed to keep their cell phones on them while they're at work, which made getting in touch with loved ones more difficult.

One woman, who said her brother works at the facility, said it's been crazy and hectic. "No one knows anything. We go over first to FedEx and then they send us over to the Marriott, and then we come over here and no one knows anything, they just basically tell us to wait and the buses are gonna come. It's been about an hour and a half, if not longer. We don't know anything."