Brandon Scott Hole, 19, of Indianapolis, Indiana, United States fatally shot eight people at the FedEx facility in Indianapolis just after 11:00 p.m. on April 15, 2021. Here is the list of the deceased victims:
- John Weisert, 74
- Jaswinder Singh, 68
- Amarjeet Johal, 66
- Jaswinder Kaur, 64
- Amarjit Sekhon, 48
- Matthew R. Alexander, 32
- Samaria Blackwell, 19
- Karli Smith, 19
Four of the eight deceased victims were Sikh, community activist Maninder Singh Walia told CNN. He moved to Indiana in 1999.
“It’s a tragedy for all of us and we are all family,” Walia told the publication. “We’re neighbors. We’ll do anything we can to help our city heal in the weeks and months ahead. It’s not like it’s going to away.”
Aside from the eight deceased victims, seven others were injured, five of which were sent to hospitals. After firing at them, Hole fatally shot himself.
Hole was an employee at the FedEx facility in 2020 but he was fired. Many employees at the facility are members of the Sikh community but there is still no evidence that shows it is related to his motive behind the shooting, the New York Post quoted Indianapolis Police Department chief Randal Taylor as saying.
On March 3, 2020, the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department responded to their house in Indianapolis. He purchased a pump action shotgun earlier that day and her mother called police to report that he might commit “suicide by cop.”
The IMPD placed Hole on an immediate detention mental health temporary hold. His shotgun was seized.
In April 2020, the Federal Bureau of Investigation interviewed Hole and found no criminal violation and no racially motivated extremism (RMVE). His shotgun was still not returned to him.