S. Jaishankar condemns FedEx shooting; assures aid to Indian victims

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External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar (file pic)

New Delhi (NVI): External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar has strongly condemned the shooting incident at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis that killed eight people, including four Sikhs, and injured several others.

“Deeply shocked by the shooting incident at FedEx facility in Indianapolis. Victims include persons of Indian American Sikh community. Our Consulate @IndiainChicago
is in touch with the Mayor and local authorities in Indianapolis as well as the community leaders.”, S. Jaishankar said in a tweet.

He informed that the Indian Consular General in Chicago is in touch with the Mayor of Indianapolis, as well as the community leaders there. He assured that the Embassy is closely monitoring the situation and will provide all possible assistance to the victims and the afflicted families.

Earlier, a gunman killed eight people and wounded several others before killing himself in a shooting at a FedEx facility near the Indianapolis airport.  Five people were hospitalised after the shooting and one of them had critical injuries, police said. Another two people were treated and released at the scene.