On April 15th, 2021, tragedy struck the city of Indianapolis when a former employee opened fire at a FedEx facility, killing eight people and injuring several others. The suspect was identified as Brandon Scott Hole, a 19-year-old from Indiana. The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD) launched an investigation into the shooting and released a statement on Wednesday, May 5th, 2021. According to the statement, the shooting was not racially or ethnically motivated and the suspect acted alone. The shooting occurred at the FedEx Ground Plainfield Operations Center located at 8951 Mirabel Road in Indianapolis.
The facility is a sorting hub for packages and employs over 4,500 people. The victims of the shooting were identified as Matthew R. Alexander, 32; Samaria Blackwell, 19; Amarjeet Johal, 66; Jaswinder Kaur, 64; Jaswinder Singh, 68; Amarjit Sekhon, 48; Karli Smith, 19; and John Weisert, 74. The IMPD released a statement expressing their condolences to the families of the victims and thanking the first responders who responded to the scene. They also thanked the community for their support during this difficult time. The investigation into the shooting is ongoing and authorities are still trying to determine a motive for the attack.
The IMPD has asked anyone with information about the shooting to contact them.