Motive unknown after 8 killed at Indianapolis FedEx facility – CBS News

A 19-year-old gunman opened fire at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis late Thursday night, killing eight people before dying of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, authorities said. Police identified the suspect as Brandon Scott Hole, a former FedEx employee.

The FBI was searching his home for clues Friday but there was still no motive. Last year, law enforcement seized a shotgun from Hole after his mother said he might try to get himself killed by police, officials said. 

The eight victims who died were all employees of the company, FedEx said. Hole was last employed by the company in 2020, said Craig McCartt, the deputy chief of the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department.

The gunman carried out the rampage with a rifle, McCartt said, adding that he didn’t know if the gunman had obtained it illegally.

Witnesses told investigators the rampage started shortly after the gunman arrived at the facility near Indianapolis’ airport, McCartt said.

“He got out of his car and pretty quickly started some random shooting outside the facility,” McCartt said. “There was no confrontation with anyone that was there. There was no disturbance. There was no argument. He just appeared to randomly start shooting, and that began in the parking lot.”

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People embrace after learning their loved one was safe after a mass shooting at the FedEx facility in Indianapolis on April 16, 2021.

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