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Suspect in the deadly mass shooting at FedEx in Indianapolis identified

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Posted at 3:09 PM, Apr 16, 2021
and last updated 2021-04-16 21:35:32-04

INDIANAPOLIS — The suspect in the deadly mass shooting at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis as Brandon Scott Hole, 19, according to IMPD.

He was a former employee of the FedEx facility in Indianapolis, FedEx said.

"We can confirm that the perpetrator was a former employee at the facility," a statement from FedEx read.

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Driver's license photo of Brandon Scott Hole.

He was last employed at the facility in 2020, according to IMPD.

Detectives are sourcing his social media and electronics to help determine the motive.

According to a 2020 IMPD incident report, a "pump-action shotgun" was seized from him. The gun was never returned to him.

“In March 2020, the suspect’s mother contacted law enforcement to report he might try to commit 'suicide by cop,' FBI Indianapolis Special Agent in Charge Paul Keenan said in a statement. "The suspect was placed on an immediate detention mental health temporary hold by the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department. A shotgun was seized at his residence. Based on items observed in the suspect’s bedroom at that time, he was interviewed by the FBI in April 2020. No Racially Motivated Violent Extremism (RMVE) ideology was identified during the course of the assessment and no criminal violation was found. The shotgun was not returned to the suspect.”

THE FACTS | What we know about the deadly mass shooting at an Indianapolis FedEx facility

Officers with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department were called around 11 p.m. Thursday on the report of shots fired at the FedEx facility in the 8900 block of Mirabel Road in Indianapolis.

IMPD Deputy Chief Craig McCartt said officers arrived to a "chaotic and active crime scene." McCartt said it appears the gunman began firing randomly outside the facility and then entered the building where he continued shooting.

Four people were found dead outside and another four were killed inside the FedEx facility, McCartt said. The suspect was also found dead after he died by suicide.

At least five people remain hospitalized with injuries. Their conditions and details about their injuries have not been released.

About 100 employees were in the vicinity of the facility at the time of the shooting, according to FedEx.

WRTV Real-Time Editor Daniel Bradley contributed to this report.