Company: Alleged FedEx shooter is former employee; 8 dead

from Associated Press reports
Updated: April 16, 2021 03:08 PM
Created: April 16, 2021 03:26 AM

The man who police say fatally shot eight people at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis is a former employee, according to a FedEx spokesperson.

Bonny Harrison said company officials can't speculate on a motive but are working closely with investigators.

The mass shooting happened around 11 p.m. Thursday at a FedEx facility near the Indianapolis International Airport. Police began receiving calls from multiple people, each reporting multiple shots fired.

Deputy Chief Craig McCartt of the Indianapolis police said the gunman started randomly shooting at people in the parking lot late Thursday night and then went into the building. McCartt said four people were killed outside the building and another four were killed inside. Several people were also wounded, including five taken to the hospital.

During a news conference Friday morning, police officials say as officers came in contact with an active shooter as they arrived on the scene. Police say the shooter then took his own life.

Authorities have identified the suspect as 19-year-old Brandon Scott Hole of Indiana. Two law enforcement officials briefed on the matter provided the identity to The Associated Press on Friday.

The officials say investigators are searching a home in Indianapolis associated with Hole and have seized evidence, including desktop computers and other electronic media. The officials could not discuss the matter publicly and spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity. The shooting left eight people dead and several wounded.


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