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All U.S. Flags to be Flown at Half-Staff to Honor Victims of Indianapolis Shooting


President Biden has ordered all U.S. flags to half-staff from April 16, 2021, until sunset April 20, 2021, to honor the victims of the tragedy in Indianapolis.

Read President Biden’s proclamation: A Proclamation on Honoring the Victims of the Tragedy in Indianapolis, Indiana
Read President Biden’s Statement: Statement from President Joe Biden on the Mass Shooting in Indianapolis, Indiana


At least eight people were killed in a mass shooting at a FedEx ground facility in Indianapolis after 11:00 pm EST, Thursday. Five victims with gunshot wounds were transported to local hospitals and two victims were treated on scene by medics and released.

Police said the 19-year-old male suspected shooter took his own life.

Learn more from local news source the Indianapolis Recorder:

FedEx issued the following statement: 

“It is with a heavy heart that I write to you regarding the tragedy that occurred at our FedEx Ground facility in Indianapolis last night. While it will take some time to fully understand what happened, we know we lost eight team members in this senseless act of violence.


“First and foremost, I want to express my deepest sympathies to the families, friends, and co-workers of those team members. Our priority right now is in responding to the situation on the ground and helping our team members and law enforcement. We have a team onsite in Indianapolis to provide support, and we are making counselors available.

“This is a devastating day, and words are hard to describe the emotions we all feel. Please keep the Indianapolis team and surrounding community in your thoughts and prayers as we continue to support and care for each other in the difficult days ahead.”
– Frederick W. Smith
Chairman and CEO
FedEx Corporation

*As a reminder, when the U.S. flag is flown at half-staff or half-mast, it should first be raised to the top for an instant, then immediately lowered to the half-staff or half-mast position. Prior to lowering the flag, it should be raised once more to the peak, then lowered.

The Auburn Examiner does not name mass shooters unless there is an immediate threat to public safety.

President Biden has ordered all U.S. Flags to be flown at half-staff from April 16 to sunset on April 20 to honor the victims of the Indianapolis tragedy

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