Few Clues To A Motive In Atlanta FedEx Center Shooting By Teen


In a culture where teenagers gladly share the most intimate details of their blossoming lives, Geddy Kramer was a cipher, says the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. He had no Facebook page, no Twitter account. In his high school yearbook, he appeared exactly once: in his senior-class photo. Yesterday, Kramer, 19, left a mark: Just before 6 a.m., dressed in black and carrying a shotgun, he walked into the FedEx distribution center where he worked. He quickly shot six other FedEx employees, then turned the shotgun on himself.

That brought a mystifying end to a burst of workplace violence, leaving behind few clues about the forces that motivated his attack. “We're dealing with a whole lot here right now,” said Kramer's father, Scott. In a statement issued through the police, he offered no reasons for the shooting and added, “We make no excuses for his actions and are shocked and devastated by them. There really are no words at a time like this.” Kramer's family moved from Florida to the Atlanta area in the early 2000s. His parents divorced in 2012 after almost 21 years of marriage. Court records cite an “irretrievably broken” union but gave no details. A judge approved a joint-custody agreement that called for the children to live with their father 270 days of each year.

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