Indianapolis FedEx Shooting Suspect Used 2 Assault Rifles He Purchased Legally

Indianapolis FedEx shooter bought two weapons used in killings legally last year despite FBI concerns

Indianapolis FedEx shooter bought two weapons used in killings legally last year despite FBI concerns

Police also said Saturday that the gunman, 19-year-old Brandon Hole, a former employee of the facility who took his own life after shooting the victims, legally bought the two assault rifles used in the attack, despite a "red flag" law in IN created to prevent violent and unstable individuals from buying firearms. Police said the shooting lasted only a couple of minutes and was over by the time officers arrived on the scene.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms traced the two weapons, and police learned that Brandon Hole purchased one in July of 2020 and one in September of 2020, police said in a tweet.

According to police officials, Hole had been previously employed by the FedEx facility where the attack was carried out.

Police on Friday identified the victims as 32-year-old Matthew R. Alexander, 19-year-old Samaria Blackwell, 66-year-old Amarjeet Johal, 64-year-old Jaswinder Kaur, 68-year-old Jaswinder Singh, 48-year-old Amarjit Sekhon, 19-year-old Karlie Smith, and 74-year-old John Weisert.

A single bouquet of flower sits in the rocks across the street from the FedEx facility in Indianapolis, Saturday, April 17, 2021 where eight people were shot and killed.

Last year, police seized a gun from Hole's home after his mother called the authorities, anxious that he may try to commit "suicide by cop", the Associated Press reported.

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Police said Hole shot randomly at people outside the facility before entering the building and shooting at employees.

On Saturday, Hole's family issued an apology to the victims and told The IndyStar they tried to get him help.

"We are devastated at the loss of life caused as a result of Brandon's actions; through the love of his family, we tried to get him the help he needed", the family said in a statement provided to the Indianapolis Star. "We are so sorry for the pain and hurt being felt by their families and the entire Indianapolis community".

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