Police say the gunman and the eight victims he killed in the Indianapolis FedEx shooting massacre still have not been identified as desperate families waited in a nearby hotel for news of their relatives some 12 hours after the rampage unfolded.
The rampage started at the FedEx operations center in Indianapolis just after 11pm on Thursday when the gunman immediately opened fire with a rifle after getting out of his car in the parking lot. He kept shooting as he made his way into the facility before killing himself as police arrived on the scene.
Four people were killed outside the building and another four inside. Several people were also wounded, including five who were taken to the hospital.
During a press conference on Friday morning, deputy police chief Craig McCartt revealed that the eight victims have still not yet been identified.
Harrowing images emerged overnight of family members gathering at a nearby hotel to await word or be reunited with loved ones.
Officials with the coroner's office said they have not been able to get to the scene to identify the victims because evidence is still being collected.
McCartt said they were also still working to confirm the gunman's identity - even though the FBI were in the process of searching a home possibly linked to the shooter.
McCartt said the shooting took just a couple of minutes.
'It did not last very long,' he said, adding that police do not yet know the motive for the shooting.
He would not speculate if the gunman was an employee and refused to say if witnesses had recognized him.
The rampage started at the FedEx operations center in Indianapolis just after 11pm on Thursday when the gunman immediately opened fire with a rifle after getting out of his car in the parking lot
Police work the crime scene on Friday morning after a gunman opened fire on a FedEx facility in Indianapolis overnight in an attack that left nine dead, including the gunman
In the early hours of Friday morning, frantic relatives of warehouse workers rushed to the scene outside the facility and were later pictured comforting each other in a nearby hotel as they awaited news on the victims.