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At Least 6 Injured in Atlanta FedEx Center Shooting

Family of 19-year-old Geddy Kramer, who committed suicide after opening fire at a FedEx in the suburb of Cobb County, expressed condolences for the victims in a statement: “We make no excuses for his actions and are shocked and devastated by them"

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Updated 7:47 p.m. ET

A shooter shot and injured six people at a FedEx center north of Atlanta on Tuesday morning before killing himself.

Police identified the suspect as 19-year-old Geddy Kramer, who worked as a package handler at the center, and confirmed that he committed suicide after opening fire.

Police, who say they have a motive for the crime but would not yet disclose it, rushed to the center after the shooting was reported at 5:54 a.m, the Associated Press reports. A witness said the FedEx shooter had assault rifle, knife and bullets strapped across chest “like Rambo,” though police later said the attacker had actually been brandishing a shotgun. Kramer also possessed a number of unused Molotov cocktails.

A Cobb County police spokesman said there were multiple injuries but no reported deaths at the time. One of the doctors treating patients said three people were in critical condition, though only one remained critical by the late afternoon. Three were in stable condition, while two others were treated and released.

In a statement released by the shooter’s father, Kramer’s family expressed their condolences and sympathies to the victims. “We make no excuses for his actions and are shocked and devastated by them,” Scott Kramer said. “There really are no adequate words at a time like this.”

The six injured people were taken to the nearby Wellstar Kennestone hospital. As of Tuesday night, one victim, a 28-year-old male, remained in critical condition. Three others were in stable condition and two had been released.

[AP]

 

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