Doctor: Three Victims Critical in Ga. FedEx shootings

KENNESAW, Ga. (AP) -- (12:21 p.m.) A doctor says three victims are in critical condition — and two of them with life-threatening wounds — after they were shot multiple times at a FedEx station outside Atlanta.

In all, six people were wounded in the shootings Tuesday morning, and the suspected gunman was found dead from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot.

Dr. Michael Nitzken at Wellstar Kennestone hospital told reporters two of the victims had been treated and released while a third remained at the hospital and was stable. He said each of them had wounds consistent with shotgun blasts.
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(9:07 a.m.) Six people were injured during a workplace shooting at a FedEx warehouse in Georgia this morning before the gunman ended the carnage by committing suicide, police said today.

One of the injured is in critical condition, police said.

The shooting occurred this morning at a warehouse 1675 Airport Road, Kennesaw, near the Cobb County Airport.

Cobb County Police spokeswoman Dana Pierce initially said there was an active and ongoing incident, but shortly before 9 a.m. police said the man suspected of carrying out the shooting was dead. The alleged gunman was found in the Bay Area of the warehouse and a weapon was found with him.

"We are confirming that the suspect in this case is deceased from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound," Cobb County police said in a statement.

Police continued to carry out a sweep of the building to make sure there were no additional threats.

Before the suspect's body was found, police surrounded the building and were methodically clearing it.

The six injured were taken to WellStar Kennestone Hospital, ABC News affiliate WSB-TV reported. Some of the injured are in surgery, hospital spokesman Tyler Pearson told ABC News.

Federal authorities joined a large number of Cobb County police at the warehouse. The federal officers included agents from Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms as well as FBI bomb technicians, officials said.

FedEx issued a statement saying, "FedEx is aware of the situation. Our primary concern is the safety and wellbeing of our team members, first responders and others affected. FedEx is cooperating with authorities."

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