Alleged FedEx gunman bought weapons months after police confiscated gun

Indianapolis police revealed that alleged shooter Brandon Hole, 19, bought two rifles legally just months after the police seized his shotgun in March 2020.
2:12 | 04/19/21

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To the surge now of deadly shootings in America. Two more over the weekend. In Austin, Texas, and Kenosha, Wisconsin, following the Indianapolis FedEx murders on Thursday. Take a look at this. Since the Atlanta spa killings in March there have been more than 50 mass shootings in the United States. Police have concluded the guns in the FedEx shooting were purchased legally. Will Carr has the latest. Reporter: This morning, new details in that mass shooting at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis that just left eight innocent people dead. ABC news has learned that a year before the attack, the alleged shooter, a 19-year-old who previously worked at FedEx was flagged by law enforcement, his own mother calling police last March fearing he might turn violent. So last year the police department felt that he was Yeah, a danger to himself at least. Reporter: The FBI questioning the teen at the time, police taking a shot gun away from his home and placing him on a temporarily mental health hold. Four months later he legally bought an assault rifle then bought another using botham in the attack. They have a red flag alert which bars anyone legally deemed dangerous from buying or owning a gun for at least six months. Could this law if it had been implemented possibly have stopped this attack. Sure, it could have. Reporter: Indianapolis' police chief says it's unclear why that didn't happen and now looking into whether his case was ever brought before a judge. Now we're learning more about those eight lives lost, four of the victims were members of the local sikh community lining amarjeet joul. We need to stop making people statistics. Reporter: Over the weekend the alleged shooter's family released a estimating saying they tried to get him help and apologizing to all the victims' family members. This is the third mass shooting alone and here there are no flowers, no memorial, some residents tell me they're simply numb to the violence. That's an issue. All right, will, thank you.

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