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Fedex gunman purchased weapons legally despite having a different gun taken by police


Sarah Nelson

The Indianapolis Star

The suspected gunman in the mass shooting that left eight people dead at a FedEx Thursday evening used two assault rifles in the massacre, Indianapolis police said.

Officials with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department said Saturday that a trace of the two guns revealed that suspect Brandon Scott Hole, 19, legally bought the rifles in July and September last year.

IMPD said officials could not share where Hole bought the guns at the time, citing the ongoing investigation.

Witnesses told IMPD that Hole used both during the massacre that began at 11 p.m. Police said Hole killed himself that night and was found dead inside the business at 8951 Mirabel Road.

The eight victims were pronounced dead at the scene. IMPD identified them as the following:

Brandon Hole (Source: Indianapolis Metro Police)

Matthew Alexander Samaria Blackwell Amarjeet Kaur Johal Amarjit Sekhon Karli Smith John Weisert Jasvinder Kaur Jaswinder Singh

The day after the shooting, the Indiana State Fairgrounds was host to the Indy 1500 Gun & Knife Show, marketed to be “One of the Largest Gun & Knife Shows East of the Mississippi!”

IMPD said in the news release that investigators are continuing to gather evidence and interview witnesses.


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  1. “Assault weapons” are not real. It is a made up term by anti-gunners to promote their agenda and cause fear mongering.
    Assault is an action, not an item.
    Please stop using this term. Especially if you consider yourself educated and care about your articles.


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