Gunman in deadly FedEx shooting identified

Authorities have identified the suspect in the mass shooting at an Indianapolis FedEx facility Thursday night as 19-year-old Brandon Scott Hole of Indiana.

The 19-year-old gunman who killed eight people and injured seven others at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis late Thursday was a former employee of the company whose mother had warned law enforcement officials last year that he might try to commit “suicide by cop,” officials said.

Brandon had a previous encounter with law enforcement — including the seizure of a gun from him last year.

After the teenager’s mother reported him to law enforcement in March 2020, authorities launched an investigation and put him on an “immediate detention mental health temporary hold. The seized weapon was not returned to Brandon.

Mr. Hole last worked at the FedEx facility in 2020, perhaps as recently as the fall of last year, said Deputy Chief Craig McCartt of the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department. He said he did not know why Mr. Hole stopped working there, and FedEx referred questions to the Indianapolis police.

Authorities are still trying to establish a motive. The names of the victims had not yet been released at the time of this update.

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