Indianapolis FedEx Shooting Suspect Used 2 Assault Rifles He Purchased Legally

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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. He killed himself as officers prepared to enter the building, police said.

The FBI said agents had questioned Hole past year after his mother called police to say her son might commit "suicide by cop".

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Police are still investigating what motivated Hole to open fire.

"Even though we may not have known them, we do love them", Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett (D) said.

Dig deeper: Read a statement from Indianapolis-area Sikh houses of worship about the effect of the shooting on their community.

Young questioned whether Indiana's red flag laws "were actually enforced" to prevent the shooting. Vigils were expected to continue throughout Sunday. This situation is when an individual will provoke law enforcement to shoot them to defend themselves or civilians.

Authorities would have two weeks after confiscating someone's gun to present a case to a judge on whether or not that person should be able to have a gun for any period of time.

Michael Leffler, a spokesperson for the Marion County Prosecutor, said on Sunday that the office is "looking into this matter". "The shotgun was not returned to the suspect". If a judge were to rule that someone was unfit to own guns, the seizure would stand only for up to a year.

Aasees Kaur, legal client and community services manager of the Sikh Coalition, reads a statement on the shooting at a FedEx facility at the Sikh Satsang of Indianapolis, April 17, 2021. "We need to make sure that guns don't end up in the wrong hands".

"Horrific events like Thursday's shooting call us to action", Kaur said. Authorities say Hole was a former employee of the facility and last worked at FedEx in 2020.

Authorities have not yet announced a possible motive for the attack. They said they were not aware of Hole's reason for leaving employment or whether he had tied with any other employee.

About 90 per cent of the workers at the FedEx warehouse near the Indianapolis International Airport are members of the local Sikh community, police said.



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