Subject unknown after 8 deaths in the FedEx facility in Indianapolis

Subject unknown after 8 deaths in the FedEx facility in Indianapolis

A 19-year-old gunman opened fire at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis late Thursday evening, killing eight people before dying from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Police identified the suspect as Brandon Scott Hole, a former FedEx employee.

The FBI searched his home for clues on Friday, but there was still no motive. Last year law enforcement officers confiscated a shotgun from Hole after his mother said he could try to be killed by the police.

The eight victims who died were all company employees, FedEx said. Hole was last with the company in 2020, said Craig McCartt, deputy chief of the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department.

The shooter carried out the rampage with a rifle, McCartt said, adding that he didn’t know if the shooter obtained it illegally.

Witnesses told investigators the rampage began shortly after the gunman arrived at the facility near the Indianapolis airport, McCartt said.

“He got out of his car and started randomly shooting outside the facility pretty quickly,” McCartt said. “There was no confrontation with anyone who was there. There was no interference. There was no argument. He just seemed to start shooting by chance, and it started in the parking lot.”

FedEx shooting

People embrace after learning that their loved ones were safe after a mass shooting at the FedEx facility in Indianapolis on April 16, 2021.

Mykal McEldowney / IndyStar / USA Today Network via Reuters