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Sport fusillade in the United States: eight deaths at Indianapolis

00:25  17 april  2021
00:25  17 april  2021 Source:   lepoint.fr

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the America is brought by a new shooting with many victims: at least eight people lost their life when a shooter opened fire Thursday in a postal sorting center of the city of Indianapolis.

Families denounced Friday the endless waiting for news of their loved ones because of a rule prohibiting certain employees from this warehouse FedEx to use their mobile phone.

"We were given a number to call but who did not have any information," Tammy Campbell castigated, the woman of one of them, to the Fox 59 chain. "They must change their policy and that we can contact an employee or allow them to have their cell phone. "

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A spokesperson for the company confirmed at AFP that "under security protocols and to minimize distractions (...), access to mobile phones in certain areas of the operations of FedEx Ground is limited to authorized members of the team. "

The attack, in a warehouse near the airport of this city of Midwest, has lasted only a handful of minutes.

around 23:00 Local Thursday (03:00 GMT Friday), the presumed shooter came out of his car with an assault rifle and "started shooting at random, first on the car park", then in the warehouse, "before To give up death, "said Craig McCartt, an Indianapolis police officer, at a press briefing.

Eight people were found dead and five others were hospitalized.

The Federal Police, the FBI, felt it was "premature to speculate" on the shooter's mobile and FedEx has not yet indicated whether it was a group employee.

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a man working on the site told local television Wish-TV have seen a person shoot at the semi-automatic weapon and heard more than ten shots he first took for noises from 'a motor.

"I saw a man with a kind of gun gun, an automatic weapon, and he pulled outdoors," said Jeremiah Miller. "I dropped immediately, I was afraid".

Firearm violence "murred" the soul of the American nation, lamented Joe Biden in a statement, ordering the blending of flags in federal public buildings.

"This morning is the sorrow that lives in us," lamented the mayor of Indianapolis, capital of Indiana, Joe Hogsett. "The sorrow for families of people killed, grief for employees who have lost their colleagues, and grief for the many Americans who strive to understand how tragedies like this continue to happen, again and again" .

The shooting, in this city known for its automotive circuit, follows a series of similar dramas in recent weeks, in Atlanta, Boulder, Los Angeles ...

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Recurring Scourge in the United States , the shootings regularly relaunch the Debate on the proliferation of firearms in the country, without much concrete progress.

"Firearm violence In this country is an epidemic, it is an international shame," had castigated President Joe Biden early April by unveiling targeted measures to supervise access to firearms in the United States.

measures of reduced scope due to the difficulty of adopting the Congress of more daring measures, in the light of the very short democratic parliamentary majority.

Many Americans remain very attached to their weapons and even rushed to buy more from the beginning of the pandemic, and even more during the great anti-cell protests of the spring 2020 and the electoral tensions of autumn.

Since January 1, more than 12,000 people have already been killed by a firearm according to Gun Violence Archive.

16/04/2021 20:27:49 - Indianapolis (USA) - © 2021 AFP

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