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Updated: Tue, 29 Apr 2014 10:09:37 GMT | By The Associated Press, cbc.ca

FedEx shooter kills himself after injuring 6 near Atlanta



A FedEx employee sorts packages next to his truck, Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2010 in New York. Mark Lennihan/Associated Press

A FedEx employee sorts packages next to his truck, Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2010 in New York. Mark Lennihan/Associated Press

An armed man opened fire in a FedEx centre near Atlanta, Ga, Tuesday morning, injuring at least six people before killing himself.

A witness said the gunman was armed with an assault rifle, a knife and had bullets strapped across his chest "like he was Rambo."

FedEx clerk Liza Aiken said she looked up and saw the man before he opened fire in the package-sorting station Tuesday morning.

Cobb County police said six people were wounded in the shootings, and the gunman was found dead from a gunshot wound that appeared to be self-inflicted.

Cobb County police spokesman Michael Bowman said Tuesday the suspect died from an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound. He said police were still sweeping the package-sorting facility north of Atlanta to make sure there were no other threats.

Police haven't reported any other deaths from the shootings, which occurred before daybreak. Six people were taken to a local hospital, where a spokesman said one was taken into surgery with potentially critical injuries. He said several others were able to walk off ambulances when they arrived.

An active shooter at the suburban facility was reported to police around 5:54 a.m., Bowman said.

The six people wounded at the FedEx station were taken to nearby Wellstar Kennestone hospital.

FedEx said the facility about 25 miles north of Atlanta is a hub where packages are sorted and loaded onto vehicles for delivery. It's located next to the general aviation airport for suburban Cobb County.

The company was co-operating with police but had no details to release about the shootings Tuesday morning.

"We are aware from the authorities of the situation," said Scott Fiedler, a FedEx spokesman. "Our primary concern is the safety and wellbeing of our team members, first responders and others affected."

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