A crime at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis late Thursday night left at least eight people dead and several others injured, police said.
Brandon Scott Hole, a 19-year-old us-regions man, is the suspected shooter.
FBI Indianapolis Special Agent in Charge Paul Keenan said police had been dispatched to Hole’s home last year after his mother warned he might be seeking “suicide by cop.” He was armed with a shotgun at the time, which was confiscated as he was placed in custody and taken for mental health treatment.
Based on unspecified items police saw in the bedroom, the FBI was called in to interview Hole, Keenan said.
“No Racially Motivated Violent Extremism (RMVE) ideology was identified during the course of the assessment and no criminal violation was found,” he said.
It was not immediately clear how he obtained the rifle used in Thursday’s attack.
Indianapolis police identified the the eight victims killed in Thursday’s mass shooting Friday night.
They are 32-year-old Matthew Alexander, 19-year-old Samaria Blackwell, 66-year-old Amarjeet Johal, 64-year-old Jasvinder Kaur, 68-year-old Jaswinder Singh, 48-year-old Amarjit Skhon, 19-year-old Karlie Smith and 74-year-old John Weisert.
Police said at least five other people were hospitalized in stable condition following the gunfire.
- Officials have ID’d the gunman as Brandon Scott Hole, 19, of Indiana
- Authorities have identified 8 people who died in the attack, and others were injured
- Police responded to his home in March 2020 and seized a shotgun during a mental health episode
- Hole had previously worked at the FedEx facility until last year, but it was not immediately clear how his employment came to an end
- Motive for the attack remains unknown
“There was no confrontation with anyone that was there, there was no disturbance, there was no argument,” McCartt said. “He just appeared to randomly start shooting and that began in the parking lot and then he did go into the facility for a brief period of time before he took his own life.”
President Biden called the shooting “the latest in a string of tragedies” and has ordered flags to be “lowered at half-staff at the White House, public buildings and grounds, and military posts and embassies.”
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