At Least 8 Killed In Indianapolis Fedex Shooting

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Burnboss

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Lifting all involved up in prayers.
With that said, a thought to ponder.
In sports there is a old saying, "Take one for the team"
What is stopping a mental challenged person who believes in gun control to “Take one for the team” to get tougher laws passed. Anyone who harms anyone else for unknown reasons has to have an in-balance which leads to the question, why go after the tool and not the under laying problem.

Just a thought in between prayers
 

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fully dependent upon His grace
Lifting all involved up in prayers.
With that said, a thought to ponder.
In sports there is a old saying, "Take one for the team"
What is stopping a mental challenged person who believes in gun control to “Take one for the team” to get tougher laws passed. Anyone who harms anyone else for unknown reasons has to have an in-balance which leads to the question, why go after the tool and not the under laying problem.

Just a thought in between prayers
It's also interesting that whenever there is a major push for gun control, all of a sudden there is a huge spike in mass shootings. Makes you wonder if the MSM is picking and choosing what to report and what to ignore. :hmmm
 

Leigh

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Heard this on the radio news a couple hours ago, so turned on the TV to learn more and now they're reporting yet another traffic stop shooting in San Antonio.
 

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We have to wait until the race and religion of the shooter is known before the narrative can begin. If it's a white guy then all whites are bad and all guns must be banned. If it's a POC or muslim it can be ignored like the last one.
Just this...

2 p.m. — Sikh members were killed and injured, coalition says​

Some Sikh community members were killed and injured in the FedEx shooting, according to a statement from Graham West, media and communications director for the Sikh Coalition. The statement indicated neither the Sikh victims' names nor how many were killed and injured. West wrote that the coalition was unable to include more information at this point, and it does not know the shooter's identity and motive.
https://www.indystar.com/story/news...oting-live-updates-after-8-killed/7251292002/
 

DanLMP

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Fox reporting that it was an ex employee.

Law enforcement officials have identified the suspected gunman as 19-year-old Brandon Scott Hole.

If he died of a self inflicted gunshot then that was at least caused by a handgun not a long gun.
 

usoutpost31

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INDIANAPOLIS — The former employee who shot and killed eight people at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis was interviewed by FBI agents last year, after his mother called police to say that her son might commit “suicide by cop,” the bureau said Friday.

Coroners released the names of the victims late Friday, a little less than 24 hours after the latest mass shooting to rock the U.S. Four of them were members of Indianapolis' Sikh community. The attack was another blow to the Asian American community a month after six people of Asian descent were killed in a mass shooting in the Atlanta area and amid ongoing attacks against Asian Americans during the coronavirus pandemic.

The Marion County Coroner's office identified the dead 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 shooter was identified as Brandon Scott Hole, 19, of Indianapolis, Deputy Police Chief Craig McCartt told a news conference. Investigators searched a home in Indianapolis associated with Hole and seized evidence, including desktop computers and other electronic media, McCartt said.

Hole began firing randomly at people in the parking lot of the FedEx facility late Thursday, killing four, before entering the building, fatally shooting four more people and then turning the gun on himself, McCartt said. He said he did not know if Hole owned the gun legally.

“There was no confrontation with anyone that was there,” he said. “There was no disturbance, there was no argument. He just appeared to randomly start shooting.”

McCartt said the slayings took place in a matter of minutes, and that there were at least 100 people in the facility at the time. Many were changing shifts or were on their dinner break, he said. Several people were wounded, including five who were taken to the hospital.

“You deserved so much better than this,” a man who identified himself as the grandson of Johal tweeted Friday evening. Johal had planned to work a double shift Thursday so she could take Friday off, according to the grandson, who would not give his full name but identifies himself as “Komal” on his Twitter page. Johal later decided to grab her check and go home, and still had the check in her hand when police found her, Komal said.

“(What) a harsh and cruel world we live in,” he added.

Smith, the youngest of the victims, was last in contact with her family shortly before 11 p.m. Thursday, family members said in social media posts late Friday. Dominique Troutman, Smith’s sister, waited hours at the Holiday Inn for an update on her sister. “Words can’t even explain how I feel. ... I’m so hurt,” Troutman said in a Facebook post Friday night.

Weisert had been working as a bag handler at FedEx for four years, his wife, Carol, told WISH-TV. The couple was married nearly 50 years....

A FedEx employee said he was working inside the building Thursday night when he heard several gunshots in rapid succession.

“I see a man come out with a rifle in his hand and he starts firing and he starts yelling stuff that I could not understand,” Levi Miller told WTHR-TV. “What I ended up doing was ducking down to make sure he did not see me because I thought he would see me and he would shoot me.”

Paul Keenan, special agent in charge of the FBI’s Indianapolis field office, said Friday that agents questioned Hole last year after his mother called police to say that her son might commit “suicide by cop.” He said the FBI was called after items were found in Hole’s bedroom but he did not elaborate on what they were. He said agents found no evidence of a crime and that they did not identify Hole as espousing a racially motivated ideology. A police report obtained by The Associated Press shows that officers seized a pump-action shotgun from Hole’s home after responding to the mother's call. Keenan said the gun was never returned.

McCartt said Hole was a former employee of FedEx and last worked for the company in 2020. The deputy police chief said he did not know why Hole left the job or if he had ties to the workers in the facility. He said police have not yet uncovered a motive for the shooting.

Police Chief Randal Taylor noted that a “significant” number of employees at the FedEx facility are members of the Sikh community, and the Sikh Coalition later issued a statement saying it was “sad to confirm” that at least four of those killed were community members.

The coalition, which identifies itself as the largest Sikh civil rights organization in the U.S., said in the statement that it expected authorities to “conduct a full investigation — including the possibility of bias as a factor.”

Varun Nikore, executive director of the AAPI Victory Alliance, a national advocacy group for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, said in a statement that the shootings marked “yet another senseless massacre that has become a daily occurrence in this country.”.....

FedEx Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Frederick Smith called the shooting a “senseless act of violence.”

“This is a devastating day, and words are hard to describe the emotions we all feel,” he wrote in an email to employees.

The killings marked the latest in a string of recent mass shootings across the country and the third mass shooting this year in Indianapolis. Five people, including a pregnant woman, were shot and killed in the city in January, and a man was accused of killing three adults and a child before abducting his daughter during at argument at a home in March. In other states last month, eight people were fatally shot at massage businesses in the Atlanta area, and 10 died in gunfire at a supermarket in Boulder, Colorado.....

https://ca.yahoo.com/news/reports-multiple-people-shot-indianapolis-044919911.html
 

NewWine2020

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Lifting all involved up in prayers.
With that said, a thought to ponder.
In sports there is a old saying, "Take one for the team"
What is stopping a mental challenged person who believes in gun control to “Take one for the team” to get tougher laws passed. Anyone who harms anyone else for unknown reasons has to have an in-balance which leads to the question, why go after the tool and not the under laying problem.

Just a thought in between prayers

I know it’s likely not true but with all the press these have been getting it does FEEL like the Dim anti gun nuts have activated sleeper cells consisting of mentally ill people to just go nuts.

I’m sure that it’s far more likely that these events ARE common but the media has chosen to focus a lot more national attention on them then they usually do because it “fits the narrative.”

Either way, criminals and the criminally inclined mentally ill will always have access to illegal firearms regardless of any laws on the books ....so how exactly does disarming the populace help to prevent this in any way at all?
 

Wings Like Eagles

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Homicidal maniacs will resort to other means to accomplish their wickedness if they need to.
Just like the homicidal maniac in southern France resorted to a truck to mow down victims. He killed ten times as many in about the same amount of time. The problem is not guns--sometimes a gun in the right hands saves innocent people. The problem is evil which often masquerades as "mental illness". Satan craves the victimization of helpless innocent folk. He is more active than ever it seems.
 

NewWine2020

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Homicidal maniacs will resort to other means to accomplish their wickedness if they need to.

Agreed. Parts of the UK have long had an issue with weekend knife violence coming from inebriated pub crawlers; it's also a favorite weapon in the hands of Islamic extremists in the UK and France.

Human evil will never lack for creativity and will always find a way,
 
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