Transcript for Former FedEx employee allegedly opened fire at facility, killing 8
Good evening, and it's great to have you with us as we near the end of another week tonight we are learning more about sadly the newest mass shooting in America about the suspect, a former employee who showed up at the FedEx facility in Indianapolis and in one to two minutes, taking the lives of eight people before shooting and killing himself. Late today we learned the gunman was a 19-year-old who called police concerned about him last the shooting began in the parking lot of that FedEx facility. The former worker armed with a rifle, getting out of his car, firing in the parking lot, killing four before going inside, killing four more workers, according to the police found eight people dead, the gunman as well. Five others injured. Survivors describing the scene of terror, running from the gunfire. About 100 people at the FedEx plant at the time. Families waiting at a nearby HOL for word on their loved ones. Just look at the map tonight. Some of the mass shootings in this country in just the past month, from the attacks in Atlanta to the massacre in Boulder. We're covering Indianapolis tonight. The flags lowered at the white house. Some of the workers at FedEx were not allowed to have their phones so they were unable to call loved ones to let them know they survived this, adding to the horror of it all. Victor Oquendo leads us off tonight from Indianapolis. Reporter: Tonight, new details into that deadly shooting at an Indianapolis FedEx facility as we learn a former employee armed with a rifle allegedly opened fire. We have an active shooter currently at FedEx. Reporter: Just half 11:00 P.M. Thursday, officers responding to reports of shots fired at this operations center, FedEx's second largest hub in the world, roughly 100 workers present at the time. We heard three more shots, and then my buddy Levi saw someone running out of the building. Reporter: Police finding eight killed, four outside the building and four inside. At least five others rushed to the hospital with gunshot wounds. Their identities not yet released. Nobody should die like that. We're here to get a paycheck so that we can keep on living. Today, police identifying the suspect, 19-year-old Brandon Scott hole. FedEx says he was a former employee at that facility, but police still don't have a mtive. Do you know if the suspect had any relationship with anyone inside the FedEx facility, girlfriend, family member anything? No, we don't have any information indicating that right now. Reporter: Authorities say he drove to the facility, got out and started shooting randomly, making his way into the building. The massacre taking just one to police say he killed himself before officers arrived. Overnight, families gathering at a nearby hotel, anxiously waiting for word on their loved ones. This father emotional when he learned his son was safe today. He was in the other building when it happened. I'm so thankful. Reporter: FedEx policy does not allow some workers to have phones during their shifts. Many were frustrated this left them unable to let family know they were okay. They don't know if their loved ones are alive or hurt or anything because they can't take their phones in there. Reporter: Today in a statement FedEx saying in part, the safety of our team members is our top priority and we are fully cooperating with investigating authorities. Snce the deadly shootings at atlanta-area spas in March that left 8 dead, there have been at least 51 mass shootings in the U.S. Mass shootings defined as having a minimum of four victims shot or killed, not including the shooter. President Biden ordering all U.S. Flags to half staff after the Indianapolis shooting, saying too many Americans are dying every single day from gun violence. It stains our character and pierces the very soul of our nation. We can and must do more to act and to save lives. Victor Oquendo reporting tonight from Indianapolis. Victor, we're also learning at this hour from the FBI that the suspect's mother called police in March of last year to report that he might be a danger to himself? Reporter: David, this comes from the FBI. They're assisting local police in the case, saying that the suspect's mom reported he might try to commit suicide by cop. He was held by police. They removed a shotgun and say that gun was not returned to him. Victor Oquendo from Indianapolis. Victor, thank you.
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