Indianapolis (AP) — Former employee who shot Killed 8 people Police said they legally purchased two assault rifles used in the attack at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis.
Traces of two guns found by investigators on the scene were legalized by Indianapolis Brandon Scott Hall, 19, in July and September last year, according to Indianapolis police officials. It was revealed that it was purchased as a target.
The IMPD quoted an ongoing investigation, saying that Hall did not share where he bought the gun, but Hall was witnessed using both rifles during the assault.
Police chief Craig McCart said Hall began firing randomly at people in the FedEx facility parking lot late Thursday, killing four before entering the building, shooting four more, and shooting his own guns. He said he turned.
Indiana has been one of the first states to enact such a law after Indianapolis police officers were killed by men, from people whose police or courts have shown signs of violence warning since 2005. There was a “danger signal law” that allowed the seizure of guns. Despite being hospitalized a few months ago for an urgent mental health assessment, the weapon had to be returned.
The law aims to prevent people from buying or possessing guns if the judge determines that they are presenting “imminent risk” to themselves or others.
Authorities must argue in court that, according to the law, two weeks after seizing someone’s weapon, that person should not be allowed to carry a gun. Authorities have not stated whether the judge ruled the red flag in Hall’s case.
Paul Keenan, a special agent in charge of the FBI’s Indianapolis field office, said I asked the hall last year After his mother called the police and said his son might commit “suicide by cop”. He said the FBI was called after the items were found in the hall’s bedroom, but he didn’t elaborate on what they were. He said the agent did not find evidence of the crime and did not identify the hall as supporting a racially motivated ideology.
Police reportedly seized a pump-action shotgun from his home in the hall after responding to his mother’s call, according to a police report obtained by the Associated Press. According to Keenan, the gun was not returned.
According to McCart, Hall was a former FedEx employee and last worked for the company in 2020. The deputy police chief said he had no idea why Mr. Hall quit his job or had anything to do with the workers at the facility. He said police had not yet revealed the motive for the shooting.
Investigators searched the house associated with the Indianapolis hall on Friday and seized evidence, including desktop computers and other electronic media, McCart said.
Hall’s family said in a statement on Saturday that he was “very sorry for the pain and wounds” caused by his actions.
Associated Press reporters Michael Balsamo of Washington and Pat Eaton Rob of Connecticut contributed to this report. Casey Smith is a corps member of the Associated Press / US State Capitol News Initiative Report Report. Report for America is a non-profit national service program that places journalists in the local newsroom to report on unreported issues.