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Suspect In FedEx Shooting Looked 'Like Rambo'

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Authorities have confirmed the suspect responsible for shooting six people at a FedEx facility in Georgia – a man a witness said looked "like Rambo" -- is dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

The workplace shooting was reported at about 5:44 a.m., Tuesday, at the FedEx facility in Kennesaw, located about 30 miles northwest of Atlanta.

FedEx clerk Liza Aiken told WXIA-News that she saw the gunman prior to the shootings and he was dressed in black and camouflage.

"He had bullets strapped across his chest like Rambo, a huge assault rifle and he had a knife," Aiken said.

Authorities confirmed the gunman, who was found dead in the facility from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, was armed with a shotgun.

Investigators have yet to name the suspect or the victims, but have confirmed the suspect was a FedEx employee.

Three of the shooting victims are in critical condition. Authorities have released the age and sex of each victim. The three individuals in critical condition are a 22-year-old male, a 28-year-old male and a 52-year-old female. A 38-year-old male is in stable condition, a 19-year-old male is pending release from the hospital and a 42-year-old female has been treated and released.

"We can confirm that an incident occurred early Tuesday morning at a FedEx Ground facility in Kennesaw, Georgia," a company spokesman said in a statement. "Our thoughts and prayers are with those affected, and with their families and friends ... The situation is now stabilized and we are focused on the needs of our team members and cooperating with the law enforcement investigation of this tragedy."

Authorities are expected to release additional details later today.

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On The Suspect:
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Seven Injured

Authorities are now saying a seventh person was injured during the shooting.

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Today 12:46 PM EDT
On The Victims:

Authorities have released the age and sex of each victim. The three individuals in critical condition are a 22-year-old male, a 28-year-old male and a 52-year-old female. A 38-year-old male is in stable condition, a 19-year-old male is pending release from the hospital and a 42-year-old female has been treated and released.

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Today 11:49 AM EDT
Photo From The Presser:
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Today 11:48 AM EDT
The Presser Is Over

Authorities have declined to release further details on the victims or the shooter. They said additional updates will be released throughout the day.

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Today 11:47 AM EDT
'Large Scale Response'

"There was a large scale response from multiple police agencies," the officer said of the shooting.

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Today 11:45 AM EDT
Police At Presser

The doctor is finished speaking. A law enforcement official is now addressing the media. He said everyone should be focused on the victims right now.

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Today 11:43 AM EDT
On One Of The Victims:

The hospital spokesperson said one critical patient required "advanced life support" stabilization.

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Today 11:41 AM EDT
On The Injuries:

According to the hospital spokesperson, the victim's injuries "appear to be shotgun [wounds]."

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Today 11:40 AM EDT
Presser In Progress

A spokesperson for the hospital said three of the shooting victims are in critical condition, one is stable, one has been trated and released and one has been treated and is pending release.

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Authorities are expected to hold another press conference shortly.

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Today 10:18 AM EDT
On The Gunman:

Authorities have confirmed the gunman was an employee at the FedEx facility. They said they are not disclosing anything further at this time.

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No Names Yet

Police are not releasing the identify of the suspect or the victims at this time.

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The police spokesperson said authorities will be conducting a search of the suspects home today.

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Today 10:14 AM EDT
Presser

A spokesperson for the Cobb County Police Department is holding a press conference at the FedEx facility.

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Today 9:55 AM EDT
More On The Gunman:

A witness to the shooting told WXIA-News she saw the gunman in the building. She said he was dressed in black and camouflage, had bullets strapped to his chest and was carrying a knife and an assault rifle.

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According to WXIA-News, authorities are now sweeping the area with bomb sniffing dogs to rule out the possibility of explosives.

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"We can confirm that an incident occurred early Tuesday morning at a FedEx Ground facility in Kennesaw, Georgia," FedEx officials said in a newly released statement. "Our thoughts and prayers are with those affected, and with their families and friends ... The situation is now stabilized and we are focused on the needs of our team members and cooperating with the law enforcement investigation of this tragedy."

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Today 9:23 AM EDT
On The Shooter:

There are unconfirmed reports that the shooter was a baggage handler.

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Today 8:58 AM EDT
Presser Over

Baldwin had no further details on the shooting to share.

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Today 8:58 AM EDT
Gunman Is Dead

It has been confirmed the gunman is dead, apparently from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

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"The actual incident is being handled by the Cobb County Police Department," Baldwin said.

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Baldwin said he has no information on the nature of the victim's injuries.

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Today 8:50 AM EDT
Gunman Update

There are unconfirmed reports that the gunman is dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

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Today 8:47 AM EDT
Press Conference

Marietta police officer David Baldwin is expected to hold a press conference shortly at WellStar Kennestone Hospital.

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This is a developing story. Check back for updates.



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