Suspected FedEx shooter identified as 19-year-old package handler

By Land Line staff | Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Authorities have released the identity of the teenage suspect who they believe opened fire on his co-workers at FedEx sorting center in Kennesaw, Ga.

The suspect is 19-year-old Geddy Kramer, of Acworth, Ga., who was found dead inside the facility, according to a Wednesday report by The Associated Press.

At around 6 a.m. on Tuesday, April 29, an employee at the shipping center shot and wounded six co-workers before turning a gun on himself, according to police reports. Three of the wounded were hospitalized in critical condition, including two who were in surgery with life-threatening injuries.

As of Wednesday morning, three of the shooting victims remain hospitalized, one of whom is in critical condition, according to a report from The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

One witness told reporters that the shooter “had bullets strapped across his chest like Rambo” when the facility was attacked. Investigators told the AP that while they have an idea of what the shooter’s motive may have been, they are not prepared to disclose that information.

The facility about 25 miles north of Atlanta sorts packages and loads them onto vehicles for delivery. It’s next to the general aviation airport for suburban Cobb County.

A statement on FedEx’s website confirmed an incident at the facility on Tuesday morning, but offered scant details.

“The situation is now stabilized, and we are focused on the needs of our team members and cooperating with the law enforcement investigation of this tragedy,” the statement reads.

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