According to NBS News, the suspect who killed eight people and injured five more during a shooting at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis, has been identified as 19-year-old local Brandon Scott Hole.
Officers at the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department responded to an active shooter situation at the facility at 11 pm last Thursday, where eight employees were killed before the shooter took his own life shortly after police forces entered the facility.
According to the Deputy Chief of criminal investigations, Craig McCartt, who gave a statement during a news conference on Friday, Hole had arrived at the facility late at night, before exiting his car and firing rapidly and randomly outside the building.
He then entered the facility for a short time to take the lives of others before he ended his own life at the scene.
The motive for the attack still remains unclear, with McCartt stating to the press that the police department is continuing to work with FedEx security to see if a connection between the gunman and the facility can be established.
However, CNN correspondent Shimon Prokupecz reported on Twitter that Hole was actually known by police before the shooting took place after a family member had reported to the authorities that he had the potential for serious violence.
The latest but still unverified sources claim that Hole was an employee of FedEx and that he suffered from mental disorders.
FBI Special Agent Paul Keenan informed NBC News that agents were searching Hole’s house in order to discover more evidence that could conjure up a motivation for the mass shooting.
On top of this, it was the CEO of FedEx, Frederick Smith, who confirmed to the media that the eight victims who lost their lives were company employees.
He offered out his deepest sympathies in a statement released after the shooting, displaying the shock that everyone involved in the community felt when they heard about the devastating attack.
A worrying trend is on the rise
Unfortunately, the trend of mass shootings in the US continues, with the latest case happening in Kenosha County, where at least three people were killed in a restaurant.
The motives for the case are still unknown, but more information is expected today.
Another case happened on Friday when the NYPD arrested a teenager after finding him in the Times Square subway station with a so-called Kalashnikov (AK-47) and a full cartridge case.
The teenager’s intentions before he was arrested are still unknown.