US Indianapolis FedEx shooter who fatally shot 8 people had 'no indication of racial bias,' officials say
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INDIANAPOLIS — Law enforcement officials havein the FedEx mass shooting in Indianapolis three months ago, officials said in a press conference Wednesday. The act of violence — which claimed the lives of eight people —
Police say that Brandon Scott Hole, the 19-year-old Indianapolis man who fatally shot eight people at a FedEx Ground facility on the city's southwest side in April — including several members of the Sikh community — had planned the attack for at least nine months.
Hole worked at the FedEx facility between August and October 2020. Police believe he targeted his former workplace not because he was trying to right a perceived injustice, but because he was familiar with the "pattern of activity" at the site.
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Investigators also"in a way he believed would demonstrate his masculinity and capability while fulfilling a final desire to experience killing people."
FBI Indianapolis Special Agent in Charge Paul Keenan said Hole's "suicidal thoughts occurred almost daily" in the months leading up to the shooting.
IndyStarIMPD responded to Hole's home in March 2020 on a mental health check. Hole was put under an immediate detention at a local hospital and a gun he had recently bought was confiscated. Hole would later buy more guns and use them in the FedEx shooting, according to police.
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Amrith Kaur, Legal Director of the Sikh Coalition, shared in a statement Wednesday morning that the organization hoped IMPD and the FBI could have provided more information about how and why they ruled out bias as a motivation.
"While we recognize that it is impossible to know exactly what was in the shooter’s mind, we are disappointed that the IMPD and FBI still have not detailed how they ruled out bias as a possible motive in their accounting of the investigation," Kaur said in the statement.
"Though law enforcement has said this investigation is over, for all the families who lost loved ones, the survivors, the Sikh community, and anyone else impacted by hate violence, these questions will remain forever.”
Investigators reached these conclusions after conducting more than 120 interviews and examining more than 150 pieces of evidence since the April 15 shooting.
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How would Todd also explain that 84 percent of those polled by Gallup say the news media bears responsibility for partisan division in this country? That's some Jedi mind trick the GOP has going for itself.How about this study from Harvard University that found 93 percent of NBC News' coverage of Donald Trump's first 100 days in office was negative, matching CNN's negativity. The aforementioned Times clocked in at 87 percent negative, the Post at 83 percent.Compare that to President Biden's first 100 days, which delivered 59 percent positive coverage, according to the Media Research Center.
Indianapolis Police Chief Randal Taylor said they spent those months trying to figure out the "why" behind the shooting, which killedFour were part of Indianapolis' Sikh community.
"But there was no indication that there was any animosity towards the Sikh community, or any other group for that matter," Keenan said.
Generations of Sikh Hoosiers have worked at the FedEx facility, and some of the victims killed there were Sikh. The names of the victims are: Amarjeet Kaur Johal, 66; Karli Smith, 19; Matthew R Alexander, 32; Samaria Blackwell, 19; Jasvinder Kaur, 50; Jaswinder Singh, 68; Amarjit Sekhon, 48 and John Weisert, 74.
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FedEx driver dumped packages at least 6 times into Alabama ravine, sheriff says .
Authorities investigating the discovery of hundreds of FedEx packages in an Alabama ravine have questioned the driver they think is responsible -- and believe the driver dumped packages there at least six times, a sheriff said Tuesday. © Blount County Sheriff's Office The investigation began November 24, when sheriff's deputies in northern Alabama's Blount County found 300 to 400 packages in a ravine on private property, the county sheriff's department said. On Monday, the sheriff said a driver who investigators believed was responsible had been identified and questioned.