Police identify the 8 people killed at FedEx facility in Indianapolis

US: Four Sikhs among the eight killed in shooting at FedEx facility in Indianapolis

On Thursday night, several shootings occurred in Indianapolis and the one at the FedEx facility left eight people dead.

He said his sister-in-law began working at the FedEx facility in November - after previously working at a bakery - and was a dedicated worker whose husband was disabled.

"She was a workaholic, she always was working, working", he said.

Indianapolis police say 19-year-old Brandon Hole, a former warehouse employee, killed himself after the shooting. Authorities have not publicly speculated on a motive. Members of the religion, which began in India in the 15th century, began settling in IN more than 50 years ago.

The massacre is the most recent in a series of United States mass shootings that has again pushed the issue of gun violence to the political foreground. Johal later made a decision to grab her check and go home, and still had the check in her hand when police found her, Komal said.

He said the FedEx operations centre near the city's global airport was known for providing employment to older members of the Sikh community who did not necessarily speak fluent English.

Even then, Indianapolis police have not confirmed the identities of the victims so far.

Kuldip Sekhon said his family lost another relative in the shooting - Kaur, who was his son's mother-in-law, and whose first name he said was Jasvinder. He said both Kaur and Amarjit Sekhon both began working at the FedEx facility last November.

"Out of eight, four are Sikh community members", Gurinder Singh Khalsa said.

Komal Chohan, whose grandmother was killed, described being "heartbroken" over the loss, adding that "our families should not feel unsafe at work, at their place of worship, or anywhere".


"Too many Americans are dying every single day from gun violence", Biden said in a written statement.

Nassau police have stepped up patrols at Sikh temples in the county after eight people were killed at a FedEx warehouse in Indianapolis Thursday. Thousands of Sikh-Americans live in IN, according to community members.

Members of the religion, which began in India in the 15th century, began settling in IN more than 50 years ago and opened their first house of worship, known as a gurdwara, in 1999.

The Indianapolis carnage follows a spate of mass shootings across the USA in recent weeks, including at an office building in southern California, a grocery store in Boulder, Colorado and at several spas in Atlanta, Georgia where eight people, including six women of Asian descent, were killed.

The shooting comes the week Sikhs are celebrating Vaisakhi, a major holiday festival that among other things marks the date Sikhism was born as a collective faith.

Satjeet Kaur, the Sikh Coalition's executive director, said the entire community was traumatised by the "senseless" violence.

Investigators are still trying to determine the motive behind the shooting.

Tejpaul Singh Bainiwal of Stockton, California, who participated in a martial arts tournament in IN, where the local gurdwara was host, said this year's holiday celebrations would be intensely sombre. Many practising Sikhs are visually distinguishable by their articles of faith, which include the unshorn hair and turban. Five people, including a pregnant woman, were shot and killed in the city in January, and a man was accused of killing three adults and a child before abducting his daughter during at argument at a home in March. Previous year during the same time period, there were 85.

"As an intelligent, straight A student, Samaria could have done anything she chose to put her mind to, and because she loved helping people, she dreamed of becoming a police officer".

"The system failed our state the other night", said Cathy Weinmann, a volunteer with Moms Demand Action. "We never expected something like this to happen".

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