During Indianapolis shooting, FedEx cell phone policy meant some family members couldn’t reach workers

Police caution tape blocks the entrance to the site of a mass shooting at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis. | Photo by JEFF DEAN/AFP via Getty Images

During a mass shooting at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis on Thursday, a company policy barring some employees from having their cell phones on them while working prevented family members from being able to contact workers inside the facility, The New York Times reported.

Authorities said the gunman, a former employee, fired into the warehouse killing eight people and wounding at least seven others, then fatally shot himself before police arrived. The incident began around 11PM Thursday and was over in a matter of minutes.

Tami Campbell, whose husband works at the facility, said she didn’t know what had happened to him until he called her after his shift ended at 10AM Friday. “I called his phone a thousand times even though I knew he…

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