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Eight dead and multiple injuries following shooting in Indianapolis

Eight people have been killed and multiple have been injured in an incident in the US city of Indianapolis.

The incident happened at a Fedex facility near the international airport, and police said there had been a number of casualties, including the gunman, who took his own life.

“I saw a man with a sub-machine gun of some sort, an automatic rifle, and he was firing in the open. I immediately ducked down and got scared,” a witness noted.

Police authorities have said there is no longer a threat to public safety following the death of the gunman.

President Joe Biden this month announced six executive measures he said would help stem the gun violence crisis.

“It’s an international embarrassment,” he told Congress members and gun control activists at a White House ceremony.

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