Indianapolis FedEx facility gunman identified

Chief Randal Taylor of the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department speaks at a news conference following a shooting at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis, Friday, April 16, 2021. A gunman killed several people and wounded others before taking his own life in a late-night attack at a FedEx facility near the Indianapolis airport, police said. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

Chief Randal Taylor of the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department speaks at a news conference following a shooting at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis, Friday, April 16, 2021. A gunman killed several people and wounded others before taking his own life in a late-night attack at a FedEx facility near the Indianapolis airport, police said. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

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UPDATED 1:15 PM PT – Friday, April 16, 2021

Authorities have identified the gunman of the FedEx facility shooting in Indianapolis as 19-year-old Brandon Scott Hole. According to officials Friday, he was a former FedEx employee and his home was being searched.

This photo released by the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department shows Brandon Scott Hole. Authorities have identified Hole as a former employee who shot and killed at least eight people late Thursday night, April 15, 2021, at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis. (Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department via AP)

This photo released by the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department shows Brandon Scott Hole. Authorities have identified Hole as a former employee who shot and killed at least eight people late Thursday night, April 15, 2021, at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis. (Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department via AP)

 

New reports have suggested the family of Hole had warned officials about his potential for violence. According to those reports, federal and local authorities learned of his history from one of his family members prior to the attack.

It is unclear exactly what the relative warned them about.

Investigators are trying to determine Hole’s motive for opening fire at a FedEx ground facility in Indianapolis, Indiana. Several officials held a press briefing Friday to provide what little information they have been able to gather in the hours after the shooting.

Authorities confirmed the 19-year-old shot and killed eight people. Several others were also wounded in the gunfire. Officials also confirmed the shooter later turned the gun on himself. They noted, it would be premature to speculate on a motive.

According to witnesses, Hole got out of his vehicle and immediately began shooting. It seemingly happened without provocation before he decided to barge into the facility.

The FBI is assisting local police in their investigation into the motive behind the attack and officials said they are hopeful security video from the building will be able to assist them in that investigation. They will release more information as it becomes available.

Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Chief Randal Taylor praised his officers and the first responders as heroes. He called the act “senseless” and “unacceptable.”

The city’s mayor, Joe Hogsett, closed the press briefing by stating that Indianapolis is a resilient community. He encouraged residents to stand strong together in times of triumph and tragedy.

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