Suspect dead in Kennesaw FedEx shooting

According to police, the suspect in shooting at FedEx center outside of Atlanta is dead in an apparent suicide.
Police are searching for a gunman after an early morning shooting at a FedEx facility. (Daniel Sutton, 2014)
Police are searching for a gunman after an early morning shooting at a FedEx facility. (Daniel Sutton, 2014)

KENNESAW, Georgia (AP) - Police say a suspect in a shooting at a FedEx center outside Atlanta that wounded six people is dead and appears to have shot themselves.

According to a witness, the FedEx shooter had an assault rifle, knife and bullets strapped across chest 'like Rambo.'

Cobb County police spokesman Michael Bowman said Tuesday the suspect died from an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound. He says police are still sweeping the package-sorting facility north of Atlanta to make sure there are no other threats.

Police have not reported any other deaths from the shootings that occurred before daybreak. Six people were taken to a local hospital, where a spokesman says one was taken into surgery with potentially critical injuries. He says several others were able to walk off ambulances when they arrived.

The suspected shooter's identity was not immediately released.


Police say at least six people are injured after a shooter opened fire at a FedEx center north of Atlanta.

Cobb County police spokesman Michael Bowman says an active shooter was reported early Tuesday at the FedEx package sorting facility in Kennesaw. He says police have surrounded the building and are working to clear it. He calls the situation "active and fluid."

Marietta police spokesman David Baldwin says six injured patients were taken to nearby Wellstar Kennestone Hospital, one of them with potentially critical injuries. Police didn't immediately say if anyone has died.
FedEx spokesman Scott Fiedler says the company is cooperating with authorities.

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