Washington D.C., Apr 16, 2021 / 09:46 am America/Denver (CNA).
The Archbishop of Indianapolis on Friday offered prayers and called on Catholics to work to end gun violence, after a deadly mass shooting at a local FedEx facility the night before.
“Once again our nation is mourning the loss of lives in a mass shooting and this time it is eight of our own neighbors who were killed at the Indianapolis FedEx Ground center,” Archbishop Charles Thompson of Indianapolis stated on Friday morning.
“We pray for the victims and loved ones of those who were murdered as well as those who were injured. We pray that these senseless acts of violence will stop,” he stated.
On Thursday evening, a gunman shot and killed eight people and wounded several others at the Fedex Ground-Plainfield Operation Center in Indianapolis.
Eight people were pronounced dead at the scene, five people were hospitalized with injuries from the shooting, and two others were treated for injuries at the scene and released, the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department reported.