FedEx Shooting: Nine People Killed Including Gunman, Multiple Others Injured  

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Police identified the suspect responsible for the FedEx shooting that resulted in the death of eight individuals on Thursday night in Indianapolis. Multiple others sustained injuries during the horrible incident. 

Two law enforcement officials confirmed the identity of the shooter as Brandon Scott Hole, a 19-year-old of Indiana. Hole is a former employee of the company. He committed suicide after randomly shooting people outside and inside the FedEx Ground Plainfield Operations Center near the Indianapolis airport. 

During a press conference on Friday, Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD) Deputy Chief of Criminal Investigation Craig McCartt said, “By the time that officers entered, the situation was over. The suspect took his life very shortly before officers actually entered the facility.  

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McCartt added that they believe the FedEx shooting occurred in just a couple of minutes. He said, “It did not last very long.”  

Furthermore, the deputy chief told reporters that they are still collecting evidence, processing the crime scene, and interviewing witnesses. McCartt said their investigation is “painstaking” and “very organized.”  

Mother of FedEx shooting suspect feared his son will “commit suicide by cop”

On Friday afternoon, McCartt provided an update regarding their investigation into the mass shooting. He confirmed that Hole shoot killed and injured people with his rifle. When asked about the shooter’s motive, the deputy chief said they haven’t determined that. They still don’t know if FedEx terminated his employment.  

Meanwhile, in a statement to CNN, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Indianapolis Office said the shooter’s mother contacted law enforcement in March 2020. She expressed her fear that his son might attempt to “commit suicide by cop.” 

At the time, the IMPD placed Hole on an immediate detention mental health emergency. The police department also confiscated a shotgun at his residence, according to FBI Indianapolis Special Agent in Charge Paul Keenan in the statement.  

Keenan also stated that the FBI interviewed Hole in April 2020. He said, No Racially Motivated Violent Extremism (RMVE) ideology was identified during the course of the assessment and no criminal violation was found, The shotgun was not returned to the suspect.” 

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