Georgia shooting leaves one dead, six injured

Georgia shooting leaves one dead, six injured
# 29 April 2014 21:55 (UTC +04:00)

A FedEx Corp package handler, who was armed with guns, a knife and had ammunition draped across his chest, opened fire after he burst into the warehouse of an airport facility in the town of Kennesaw on Tuesday morning, authorities said.The facility belongs to the US postal service FedEx.

The gunman’s firing left three people in critical condition, two of them with life-threatening injuries.

Police and hospital officials say the suspect died later from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. Hundreds of police officers sealed the crime scene.

"I saw him standing there and the knife was on the ground. He dropped his knife," Liza Aiken told reporters, adding that the suspect was wearing all black except for a camouflage vest that made him look like "he was Rambo."

"He had bullets strapped across his chest," she said. "I mean, he looked like he was heading into war. As soon as I saw him, I ran the other way."

Every year, more than 30,000 people are shot and killed in the United States.

The US averages 87 gun deaths each day as a function of gun violence, with an average of 183 injured, according to the University of Chicago Crime Lab and the Centers for Disease Control.

The year 2012 was a record setting year for gun sales in the US. About 4.5 million firearms are sold annually in the United States at a cost of 2 to 3 billion dollars.

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