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Gunman in Indiana FedEx massacre bought rifles legally after psychiatric detention

Stock MarketsApr 18, 2021 01:10PM ET
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(Reuters) - The young gunman who killed eight workers at an Indianapolis FedEx (NYSE:FDX) facility before taking his own life legally bought the two semiautomatic rifles he used during last week's massacre months after he had been in psychiatric detention, police said.

A trace by the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives turned up the two legal purchases last July and September by Brandon Hole, 19, a former employee at the facility, the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department said on Saturday.

An IMDB spokesman on Sunday said the department was not disclosing where the guns were bought.

The purchases were made a few months after Hole was briefly placed under psychiatric detention in March and a shotgun was seized from his home when his mother contacted law enforcement to report he might try to commit "suicide by cop," according to the FBI.

Based on items seen in his bedroom at that time, Hole was interviewed in April, but the FBI agents found no criminal violation and determined that he had no "racially motivated violent extremism ideology," Paul Keenan, special agent in charge of the FBI's Indianapolis field office, said on Friday.

The attack on Thursday in Indiana's state capital, the third most populous city in the Midwest, was the latest in a spate of deadly mass shootings in the United States over the past month.

Police are still investigating what motivated Hole to open fire. Four members of the Sikh religious community - three women and a man - were among the eight people killed.

The New York-based Sikh Coalition, a civil rights advocacy group, has called for a full investigation into "the possibility of bias as factor" in the FedEx killings.

Gunman in Indiana FedEx massacre bought rifles legally after psychiatric detention
 

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Pilot TwoFive
Pilot TwoFive Apr 18, 2021 2:47PM ET
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In other news 50 people were shot in Chicago over the weekend and no reporting.  Why?  Leftist Marxist city with 1000 gun laws. God forbid leftists try to fix their ****instead of infringing on people's God given rights.
Steve Lora
Steve Lora Apr 18, 2021 1:46PM ET
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He had both hands up when a black Indianapolis Cop shot him. There is a WLM rally tonight in the Bronx
danny Levine
danny Levine Apr 18, 2021 1:46PM ET
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WLM?! lol you can't make this up
milena villa escobar
milena villa escobar Apr 18, 2021 1:46PM ET
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Right on.  I want to head up the initiative so I can buy three or four multimillion dollar homes
Todd Gray
Todd Gray Apr 18, 2021 1:27PM ET
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everything in the universe is governed by the law of cause and effect. the vein seems to flow only in the direction of the effect. the causes are ignored or checked off as freedom. promoting social freedom, when the flow if it leads to mental health & identify issues, is like a Hunger Games form of freedom. which is pretty sick in the head - at the top.
danny Levine
danny Levine Apr 18, 2021 1:26PM ET
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obviously gun control works in this case LOL
milena villa escobar
milena villa escobar Apr 18, 2021 1:26PM ET
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From my cold dead hand buddy
Pilot TwoFive
Pilot TwoFive Apr 18, 2021 1:26PM ET
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Has to be the inanimate objects fault.
Todd Gray
Todd Gray Apr 18, 2021 1:21PM ET
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really! what does this have to do with investing? investingandgore.com
Martin King
Martin King Apr 18, 2021 1:17PM ET
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Smart kid
Ray Bright
Ray Bright Apr 18, 2021 1:16PM ET
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https://investing.com , stick to investing topics. we don't need to hear news from liberal news agencies such as Reuters. anyway, this app is about investing!!!
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Ad Cline Apr 18, 2021 1:16PM ET
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Ray ...would you be saying the same thing if they were quoting britbart on some political conspiracy.
Matt Biro
Matt Biro Apr 18, 2021 1:16PM ET
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a robot could've written that response from you. You're a lemming.
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Matt Biro what's the matter Matt is that all you got. pathetic response.
 
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