The gunman alleged to have shot and killed eight people at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis has been identified. The shooter was identified as Brandon Scott Hole, a 19-year-old man from Indiana.
Law enforcement searched Hole’s place of residence and took evidence, including computers and other electronic devices that might provide clues as to his motive for carrying out the assault.
FedEx spokesperson Bonny Harrison told the Associated Press that the suspected assailant was a former employee of the company. The police stated that they had not yet discovered what prompted the shooter to kill his former co-workers.
According to Deputy Police Chief Craig McCartt, Hole is alleged to have begun firing at people in the parking lot. He then went into the building and continued shooting. He killed himself shortly before the police arrived.
“There was no confrontation with anyone that was there,” he said. “There was no disturbance, there was no argument. He just appeared to randomly start shooting.”
WTHR reported that “Hole had a previous encounter with police during a mental health call in 2020. A behavioral unit was called to his home in March of 2020 on reports of a man voicing suicidal ideas. The unit encountered Hole, who had purchased a shotgun within 24 hours of the call.”
The authorities detained him and brought him to the hospital. They also seized his firearm.
Paul Keenan, the FBI special agent in charge, said on Friday that agents had questioned Hole after his mother contacted police, informing them that her son might commit “suicide by cop.” The agents questioned the 19-year-old about items found in his bedroom.
WTHR noted, “He did not elaborate on what those items were. No crime was identified and the FBI says it did not identify Hole as espousing a racially motivated ideology.”
Federal agents were seen removing evidence from Hole’s home. They confirmed they had served a search warrant at the house in connection with the shooting. Neighbors said that more than 30 law enforcement officials arrived on their street early on Friday morning, only a few hours after the assault.
While not all of the facts have yet been discovered, it seems likely that this shooting was not motivated by race, meaning that the national conversation that comes from this atrocity will be centered on gun control once again. As with the shootings in Boulder, Colorado, and Atlanta, Georgia, the hard left will undoubtedly exploit the matter as the Democrats continue to try pushing through more useless gun laws that will make gun ownership more difficult for law-abiding Americans.
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