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FedEx Shooting Suspect Identified By Coworkers

Local news outlets say Geddy Kramer, a 19-year-old baggage handler, shot-up the Kennesaw, Ga. FedEx facility Tuesday morning.
Posted at 8:32 PM, Apr 29, 2014

Atlanta news outlets have identified the alleged FedEx facility shooter, who injured six people Tuesday morning before turning a gun on himself. 

"I heard a 'boom, boom, boom,' felt pressure, then somebody said, 'Get the hell out.'"

Atlanta media report 19-year-old Geddy Kramer, a baggage handler, began shooting at the Kennesaw, Georgia facility just before 6 a.m. (Via WAGA)

Very little is known about Kramer at this time, but one of his co-workers, Liza Aiken, gave reporters a vivid description of what she saw before the shooting began. (Via WXIA)

"He had an assault rifle. He had bullets strapped to his chest like Rambo. ... And he had ... the knife was probably about a foot long." 

Although no motive has been made public, Aiken also told reporters she had an altercation with Kramer just last week and that she reported him to upper management. Aiken said she's unsure if their spat had anything to do with Tuesday's shooting. 

"That's what scares me because he was right in the area where I always work. I don't know if he was coming for me or the belt manager that works that belt." (Via WGCL)

Authorities later found Kramer's body in a loading bay near a shotgun. They also found explosive devices similar to molotov cocktails — none of them had detonated. (Via WSB-TV)

As of Tuesday evening, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported two of the six victims had been treated and released. Three people are in stable condition and one remains in critical condition. 

Scott Kramer, the father of the alleged shooter, told the AJC his family is dealing with their own loss and is "wishing the best to everyone who was affected." He added he would have more information on his son at a later time.