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Six people injured, suspect commits suicide in shooting at FedEx in Cobb County

At least six people were injured in a shooting at a Cobb County FedEx in which police said the suspect committed suicide.
At least six people were injured in a shooting at a Cobb County FedEx in which police said the suspect committed suicide.
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At least six people were injured in a shooting that happened at a FedEx in Kennesaw early Tuesday morning. And police said the suspected shooter committed suicide.

Few details were available hours later about what prompted the multiple shooting as well as the circumstances of what happened. And so far, police have not released the names of the victims or the suspect.

Officials said shortly before 6 a.m. a call came in about an active shooting at the FedEx hub at 1675 Airport Road, according to Cobb County police.

“We have multiple victims at this time that have been transported to a local area hospital,” police spokesman Officer Mike Bowman said. “We are confirming that the suspect in this case is deceased from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.”

Multiple agencies were called in to assist in the incident and officers secured the area around the building, he said. Hundreds of local, state and federal agents swarmed the scene, according to media reports.

Michael Hogland, a ground driver at the FedEx facility at McCollum Field, told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, “(My boss) called me about 6 o’clock this morning saying there was a guy inside. Shot a security guard. He had a gun pointed at (my boss) and said, ‘Don’t worry about getting here on time.’”

The six confirmed victims were transported to WellStar Kennestone Hospital, police said.

“FedEx is aware of the situation,” company spokesman Scott Fiedler said in a statement to the AJC. “Our primary concern is the safety and well being of our team members, first responders and others affected. FedEx is cooperating with authorities.”