2 dead in shooting outside FedEx facility in Mahtomedi, Minnesota

Two people are dead after an overnight shooting outside of a FedEx facility in Mahtomedi, Minnesota, the Washington County Sheriff’s Office confirmed.

According to the sheriff’s office, a caller reported two unresponsive people outside the FedEx facility at 7 Long Lake Road at 2:26 a.m. Monday. 

Responding deputies found two men. One was already pronounced dead, while deputies performed life-saving measures on the other man. He was taken to the hospital where he later died. 

The men have been identified by the sheriff as David Peterson, 49, of Blaine, Minnesota and Jimmy Wilemon, 58, of Fulton, Mississippi.

According to FedEx, both men were employed by a service provider business under contract to provide transportation services for FedEx Ground.

"We are shocked and saddened by this tragic incident and extend our deepest condolences to the families and team members of those involved," read a statement from FedEx. "The safety of our team members is our top priority, and we are cooperating fully with law enforcement as they conduct their investigation."

A gun was recovered from the scene. 

The sheriff's office is not seeking any suspects and there is no current threat to public safety.