INDIANAPOLIS — During a Friday afternoon press conference, the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD) identified the suspect in a shooting at an Indianapolis FedEx facility as Brandon Scott Hole, 19, of Indiana.
Police also confirmed that Hole was a former FedEx employee. As of Friday afternoon, the Marion County Coroner’s Office was still working to identify the victims and notify their families.
The Hole family released a statement Saturday, saying they are devistated by his actions.
“We are devastated at the loss of life caused as a result of Brandon’s actions; through the love of his family, we tried to get him the help he needed. Our sincerest and most heartfelt apologies go out to the victims of this senseless tragedy. We are so sorry for the pain and hurt being felt by their families and the entire Indianapolis community.”
IMPD said the shooting happened at the FedEx ground facility in the 8900 block of Mirabel Road. When officers arrived around 11 p.m., they arrived to a chaotic scene but the active shooting incident had ended and Hole was already dead.
Investigators believe Hole got out of his car after arriving and randomly started firing in the parking lot before going inside. There reportedly was no confrontation that preceded the shooting.
Four people were shot outside the facility and another four were shot inside. IMPD said Friday afternoon that four other people went to the hospital with injuries consistent with gunshot wounds. Three people went to the hospital with minor injuries.
Officials said the incident lasted just a few minutes. It’s not clear at this time how many people in total were at the facility at the time of the shooting.
According to police, Hole was last employed by FedEx in 2020. Police did not have many details, but confirmed that Hole used “a rifle.”
Earlier Friday, investigators seized evidence and electronic devices from an address associated with Hole.
According to a report in March 2020, IMPD responded to a mental health call at the same address. Hole was transported to a hospital, and a shotgun was seized at the time.
FBI Special Agent in Charge Paul Keenan provided the following statement:
In March 2020, the suspect’s mother contacted law enforcement to report he might try to commit “suicide by cop”. 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.
No motive has been released at this time. IMPD Chief Randal Taylor said Friday morning they may never know “all the ins and outs about why this occurred.”