The family of the gunman who killed eight people at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis on Thursday night apologises as more is being heard of the victims.
Ex-employee Brandon Scott Hole, 19, was armed with two assault rifles when he wandered into the facility where 100 people were at work and opened fire.
Eight people were killed and another seven were injured in the incident before Brandon Scott Hole turned the rifle on himself.
Police say the teen had purchased both weapons legally last summer despite being put on mental health after his mother reported him to authorities over concerns he wanted to commit suicide.
His family maintains that they tried to get Brandon help before Thursday’s tragic shooting, for which no reason has yet been given, and the family said in a statement that they were devastated at the loss of life caused as a consequence of Brandon’s actions and that through the love of his family, they tried to get him the help he needed.
And they said that their sincerest and most sincere apologies go out to the victims of this pointless tragedy and that they were sorry for the pain and hurt being felt by their families and the whole Indianapolis community.
In March 2020, Brandon was put under a mental health temporary hold after his mother called the authorities over fears he was suicidal and wanted to die. Additionally, a shotgun was evacuated from his home.
According to WTHR, the FBI maintained they questioned Brandon in April, and that based on things seen in the suspect’s bedroom at that time, he was questioned by the FBI in April 2020.
However, no Racially Motivated Violent Extremism (RMVE) ideology was identified during the assessment and no criminal infringement was discovered. The shotgun was not returned to the suspect.
Yet the police reported on Saturday night that Brandon Hole was able to buy two assault rifles used in the incident in July and September 2020, with both purchases made after the March hold.
Brandon Hole died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound following the shooting at the FedEx facility on Thursday night.
Since Thursday night, all eight of the victims who have died have been identified.
Amarjit Sekhon, 48, was a mother of two boys, 22 and 16, and a member of the Sikh community, and she’d only been working at the FedEx facility since November – she previously worked at a bakery.
And it not only appears that they have serious crime problems over there in the US, but there are also serious mental health problems that never get addressed.