On Thursday, April 15, 2021, Brandon Scott Hole was named as the mass shooter who killed eight people and injured several more at a FedEx Ground facility in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Hole died at the scene of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to police. At least four of the injured have bullet wounds as well.
He is 19 years old.
FedEx Mass Shooting Suspect Full Details
Near the Indianapolis airport, a mass shooting occurred. People were reported hiding under conveyor belts and being shot by a gunman armed with a rifle or machine gun in an office and parking lot. According to dispatch audio, the firearm was a .223 caliber rifle.
BREAKING: NBC News just reported the suspect in the Indianapolis FedEx mass shooting has been identified as 19-year-old Brandon Scott Hole. 13 Investigates has more information about the suspect. #wthr 1/ pic.twitter.com/HeJQWOMRwB
He was identified as a lone gunman wearing a hoodie or hat who began shooting at random in the parking lot before entering the building, where a cell phone ban policy prevented some frightened employees from calling for help.
Authorities are also trying to figure out why he opened fire with a sniper near the Indianapolis International Airport, killing eight people and injuring five others. According to scanner recordings, which you can listen to later in this report, police discovered the wounded in vehicles, inside an office and the hospital, and across the parking lot when they arrived on the scene. On the scanner, authorities identified the situation as an “active shooter” incident at one point.
The incident was identified by CNN as a “mass shooting” at the facility on the city’s southwest side. At a press conference early on April 16, police spokeswoman Genae Cook said the shooting occurred just after 11 p.m. at the FedEx facility at 8951Mirabel Road.
BREAKING: Indicating Reports – Scanner Information confirm at least 4 deaths, 4 injuries at FedEx Facility in Indianapolis.
There may be more injured, and possibly another fatality from the active shooting.
Cook said, “They responded on the report of shots being fired at that business. As officers arrived they came into contact with an active shooter incident.”
The gunman, according to the police, took his own life. Several people seem to have sustained bullet wounds, and some were taken to local hospitals. IndianapolisMayor Joe Hogsett said, “What we are left with this morning is grief.” He expressed gratitude to the first responders who arrived on the scene.
Randal Taylor, the chief of the Indianapolis Police Department, said, “This morning for the third time since January, our community woke up to the news of a senseless crime. It’s unacceptable. Our officers went toward danger. When they arrived at the scene, they found something that really no one should see. We’ve all been shaken by this heinous act.”
Police can never fully understand “the ins and outs of why this occurred,” he said, “but we will do our best.” According to the deputy chief, investigators discovered that the gunman “came to the facility, got out of his vehicle, and fairly soon started some random shooting outside the facility.”
According to another article, local and federal officials were aware of Hole’s potential for abuse.
According to 13News, federal agents were seen hauling evidence from Hole’s home in an east-side Indianapolis neighborhood on Friday, including a huge box and computer equipment.
According to heavy.com Journalist Ganote reported: “CONFIRMED through family friend and police report. FedEx shooter Brandon Hole was taken via police to hospital on 3/3/20. His mom and sister were there. Police took a pump action shotgun. Report states Hole ‘purchased gun within 24 hours & voiced suicidal ideation.’”
The offender was identified as a “white male wearing a hat” or hoodie and carrying a rifle-type weapon, according to the initial police dispatch audio, which you can listen to later in this post.