UPDATE: Police: FedEx Gunman Had Unused Explosive Devices

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press
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KENNESAW, Ga. (AP) -- Police say that a gunman at a Fedex location in Georgia was also carrying explosive devices but they weren't used.

Cobb County Police spokesman Dana Pierce says the gunman who opened fire and wounded six on Tuesday morning had "molotov cocktails."

Pierce didn't say how many of the explosive devices the man had.

Pierce says the devices were not detonated during the shooting, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation is also working to collect evidence at the facility in Kennesaw, Ga.

Authorities have said the gunman died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound and the man's identity hasn't been released. Three of the victims were critically wounded.


A doctor says three victims are in critical condition -- and two of them with life-threatening wounds -- after they were shot multiple times at a FedEx station outside Atlanta.

In all, six people were wounded in the shootings Tuesday morning, and the suspected gunman was found dead from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot.

Dr. Michael Nitzken at Wellstar Kennestone hospital told reporters two of the victims had been treated and released while a third remained at the hospital and was stable. He said each of them had wounds consistent with shotgun blasts.


Police say a suspect in a shooting at a FedEx center outside Atlanta that wounded six people is dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Cobb County police spokesman Michael Bowman said Tuesday the suspect is dead but 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.

FedEx issued a statement saying, "FedEx is aware of the situation. Our primary concern is the safety and wellbeing of our team members, first responders and others affected. FedEx is cooperating with authorities."

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