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Six wounded, suspect shooter dead at US FedEx facility

An unidentified gunman shot and wounded six people at a FedEx facility and then apparently killed himself on Tuesday in the US state of Georgia, police said.

WASHINGTON: An unidentified gunman shot and wounded six people at a FedEx facility and then apparently killed himself on Tuesday in the US state of Georgia, police said.

Authorities were alerted shortly before 6am about the shooting in a warehouse in the city of Kennesaw, 25 miles (40 kilometres) northwest of Atlanta, according to the Cobb County Police Department.

At least six people were hospitalised with one in critical condition, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution newspaper said.

"The suspect in this case is deceased from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound," the police said in a statement.

"The officers are still 'sweeping' the area to confirm that there are no additional threats to anybody or officers," it added.

FedEx said it was aware of the situation.

"Our primary concern is the safety and well-being of our team members, first responders and others affected. FedEx is cooperating with authorities," it said in a statement

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