Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett and police report a “mass accident” at a FedEx facility. Courtesy of WRTV.
FedEx has pledged $ 500,000 to the Indianapolis 4/15 Survivors Fund, which will provide direct financial support to the families of the eight victims killed as well as several other injured or mentally traumatized people as a result of the April 15th shooting at Ground-Plainfield Operations Center at Mirabel Road 8951 in Indianapolis.
A GoFundMe page for the fund was launched on Sunday by the National Compassion Fund, a subsidiary of the National Center for Crime Victims, the nation’s leading resource and advocacy organization for crime victims.
According to the GoFundMe page, 100% of the contributions donated go directly to the survivors and victims of the shooting. Donations to the fund are tax deductible.
FEDEX INDIANAPOLIS FACILITY SHOOTING: TRAGEDY’S DEEPLY SHOCKED AND SADDENED COMPANY
In a statement on Friday, FedEx said it was “deeply shocked and saddened” by the attack on its colleagues.
“Our deepest condolences go to all those who are affected by this senseless act of violence,” wrote the company. “The safety of our team members is our top priority and we work fully with the investigative authorities.”
The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD) said in an early morning news conference Friday that “preliminary information from on-site evidence” suggests the shooter died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
According to IMPD spokesman Genae Cook, at least four people were hospitalized, one of whom was in critical condition. Another two people were treated on site and released.
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The suspect, identified as former FedEx employee Brandon Scott Hole, 19, of Indianapolis, legally bought the rifles used in the shootings last July and September, authorities confirmed on Saturday.
According to police, Hole quit his job at the FedEx facility last year. The authorities have not yet announced a possible motive for the attack.
The FBI said agents questioned Hole last year after his mother called the police to say her son might have “committed suicide by cops”. According to a police report, officers confiscated a pump-action shotgun from Hole’s house after responding to the call. Police said the gun was never returned to him.
Hole’s family said in a statement that they “so excuse the pain and pain his actions have caused”.
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FedEx has confirmed the identity of the eight employees killed in the attack.
The victims include 32-year-old Matthew R. Alexander, 19-year-old Samaria Blackwell, 66-year-old Amarjeet Johal, 64-year-old Jaswinder Kaur, 48-year-old Amarjit Sekhon, and 68-year-old Jaswinder Signh, who was 19 -year-old Karli Smith and 74-year-old John Weisert.
An investigation into the incident is still ongoing.
The Associated Press contributed to this report