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Harris on Indianapolis shooting: 'This violence must end'

Harris on Indianapolis shooting: 'This violence must end'
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Vice President Harris on Friday called for an end to gun violence in the wake of yet another mass shooting after eight people were killed at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis.

"Yet again we have families in our country that are grieving the loss of their family members because of gun violence," Harris told reporters as she greeted Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga. "There is no question that this violence must end and we are thinking of the families that lost their loved ones."

President BidenJoe BidenAtlanta mayor won't run for reelection South Carolina governor to end pandemic unemployment benefits in June Airplane pollution set to soar with post-pandemic travel boom MORE is expected to address the shooting later on Friday, Harris said. Biden has been briefed on the shooting.

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A gunman killed eight people and injured several others at the FedEx facility in Indianapolis. Authorities have yet to determine a motive for the shooter, who they say killed himself at the scene.

FedEx said in a statement on Friday that it was “deeply shocked and saddened by the loss of our team members following the tragic shooting at our FedEx Ground facility in Indianapolis.”

The shooting in Indiana is the latest instance of mass violence in recent weeks that has called renewed attention to the debate over gun laws. Shootings in the Atlanta area last month left eight dead, most of whom were Asian women, while 10 were killed in a shooting at a grocery store in Boulder, Colo., in late March.

Biden took action to tighten laws around so-called ghost guns, which do not have serial numbers or can be assembled by the owner, and the Department of Justice is expected to take a series of other measures to try to curb gun violence.

The president has also called on Congress to pass legislation tightening background checks and closing loopholes that allow certain individuals to purchase firearms.