KENNESAW, Ga. — A FedEx employee wearing ammunition draped across his chest “like Rambo” opened fire Tuesday at a package-sorting center outside Atlanta, wounding six people before committing suicide, police and witnesses said.
In addition to a shotgun, the gunman also had an undisclosed number of Molotov cocktails, but he did not use them, police said.
The suspect, identified by police as Geddy Kramer, 19, of Acworth, was found dead inside. He worked as a package handler at the sprawling facility, Cobb County police Sgt. Dana Pierce said.
Investigators were not yet prepared to disclose what his motive may have been, Pierce said.
Three of the victims were critically wounded; one remained in critical condition by late afternoon. Police say three were in stable condition, and two others were treated and released.
Kramer first drove his car to a security shack outside the building and shot a guard there before heading inside, the news release said.
David Titus, a FedEx truck driver, said he was just coming to work around 6 a.m. when he saw a security guard shot in the abdomen. He said he heard more gunfire later from inside the building.
FedEx clerk Liza Aiken said she was working when she heard something drop, looked to her left and saw the gunman.
“He had bullets strapped across his chest like Rambo” and held a knife, Aiken said at the entrance to a parking lot where employees had gathered after the attack. A woman in a FedEx jacket then told Aiken to stop talking and led her away.
The gunman’s father, Scott Kramer, released a statement expressing the family’s condolences to the shooting victims.
“Our prayers are for their complete and speedy recovery. Our thoughts are also with all the workers at Fed-Ex who were affected by Geddy’s actions. We make no excuses for his actions and are shocked and devastated by them,” Kramer said.
The investigation is expected to take a long time as authorities search every part of the 500,000-square-foot facility for evidence.