Daily US Times: The former employee who killed eight people at a FedEx facility in the US city of Indianapolis legally bought the two rifles used in the mass shooting despite red flag laws designed to prevent such purchases, police said.
Officials with the Indianapolis police said Saturday that a trace of the two guns found by investigators at the scene revealed that suspect Brandon Scott Hole, 19, of Indianapolis, legally bought the rifles last July and September.
The police didn’t say where Hole bought what they described as “assault rifles,” citing the ongoing investigation. But the police said he was seen using both rifles during the shooting.
Genae Cook, a spokesperson for the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department, said that details about the weapons’ model, make and caliber won’t be released until the investigation is complete.
Authorities said Hole shot and killed eight people at the FedEx facility late Thursday before killing himself. Four of the killed were from the city’s Sikh community.
The FBI said agents had questioned the suspect last year after his mother called police to say her son might commit “suicide by cop.”
According to the police report, officers seized a pump-action shotgun from his home after responding to the call. The gun was never returned to him, police siad.
Republican Senator Todd Young called on Sunday for more mental health services across all level of governments.
The Republican senator questioned whether Indiana’s red flag laws “were actually enforced” to prevent the shooting.