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Employee opens fire at FedEx sorting center

 FedEx employees and family members gathered at a skating rink in Kennesaw, Ga., on Tuesday after a shooting at the FedEx facility. The gunman killed himself.

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FedEx employees and family members gathered at a skating rink in Kennesaw, Ga., on Tuesday after a shooting at the FedEx facility. The gunman killed himself.

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 apparently committing suicide, police and witnesses said.

In addition to a shotgun, the gunman also had an undisclosed number of Molotov cocktails, police said.

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The suspect, identified by police as 19-year-old Geddy Kramer of Acworth, was found dead inside. He worked as a package handler at the sprawling facility, Cobb County police Sergeant Dana Pierce said.

A 28-year-old man who received surgery was in critical condition late Tuesday, while a 52-year-old woman who received surgery was upgraded to stable, police said. A 22-year-old man’s condition was also upgraded to stable.

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Kramer first shot a security guard at a shack outside the building before heading inside, Pierce said.

David Titus, a FedEx truck driver, said he was just coming to work around 6 a.m. when he saw a security guard get shot. He said he heard more gunfire later from inside the building.

FedEx clerk Liza Aiken said she was working when she heard something drop and saw Kramer. ‘‘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.

Associated Press

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