A mass shooting occurred at a FedEx Ground Plainfield Operations Center in Indianapolis, Indiana leaving 8 people dead and others wounded, reports the Indy Star. The alleged shooter 19-year-old Brandon Scott Hole shot and killed eight people before turning the gun on himself and committing suicide. Police have not released the names of the victims but the Sikh Coalition said that at least four of the victims were of the Sikh community.
According to Indianapolis Deputy Police Chief Craig McCartt, the gunman started firing and shooting people in the FedEx parking lot before going inside the FedEx building. Inside, he continued to shoot people before killing himself, reports CBS Chicago News.
Four people were killed outside the building while four people were killed inside the building. Five people who were also injured were taken to the hospital. The mass shooting lasted a couple of minutes.
“There was no confrontation with anyone that was there,” McCartt said. “There was no disturbance, there was no argument. he just appeared to randomly start shooting.”
Police descended on Hole’s house and seized computers and other electronics. A FedEx spokesperson said Brandon Scott Hole was a former employee. According to authorities, Hole’s mother advised officers that her son might try to commit “suicide by cop” in March 2020. Authorities interviewed him in April 2020 and seized a shotgun from his home.
Police have not released a motive for the crime.
UPDATE – Authorities released the names of the victims, reports the New York Post.
- Matthew Alexander 32
- Samaria Blackwell 19
- Amarjeet Johal 66
- Jasvinder Kaur 64
- Jaswinder Singh 68
- Amarjit Skhon 48
- Karlie Smith 18
- John Weisert 74