What you Don’t Know about Brandon Scott Hole? FedEx Shooting Suspect Shooter
Brandon Scott Hole was identified as the 19-year-old mass shooter who stormed into an Indianapolis, Indiana, FedEx Ground facility, killing eight people and wounding more on April 15, 2021.
At least four of the wounded also have gunshot wounds.
“Law enforcement sources confirm to @PeteWilliamsNBC that the Indianapolis gunman was  year old Brandon Scott Hole,” wrote NBC’s Antonia Hylton on Twitter. The network was the first to break the name, which authorities have not formally released.
FedEx Shooting Suspect Shooter
The mass shooting broke out near the Indianapolis airport. Terrifying reports emerged of people hiding by conveyor belts and being shot in an office and parking lot by a shooter armed with a rifle or machine gun. It later turned out the weapon was a .223 caliber rifle, according to dispatch audio. He was described as a lone gunman in a hoodie or hat who started randomly shooting in the parking lot before going inside, where a cell phone ban policy stopped some terrified workers from calling out.
When police arrived at the scene, they found the wounded in cars, inside an office and the facility, and around the parking lot, according to scanner audio, which you can listen to later in this story. Authorities described the situation as an “active shooter” incident at one point on the scanner.
CNN described a “mass casualty” incident at the facility on the southwest side of the city.
Police spokeswoman Genae Cook said the shooting broke out just after 11 p.m. at the FedEx facility at 8951 Mirabel Road. Cook said, “They responded on the report of shots being fired at that business. As officers arrived they came into contact with an active shooter incident.” Police said they believe the shooter took his own life. Multiple people have what appears to be gunshot injuries and others were taken to area hospitals.
“What we are left with this morning is grief,” said Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett. He thanked the first responders who responded to the scene.
Indianapolis Police Chief Randal Taylor said, “This morning for the third time since January, our community woke up to news of a senseless crime. It’s unacceptable. Our officers went toward danger. When they arrived at the scene, they found something that really no one should see. We’ve all been shaken by this heinous act.” Taylor described FedEx as a major employer in Indianapolis.
He said police may never really know “the ins and outs of why this occurred, but we will do our best.” A deputy chief said authorities found preliminarily that the suspect “came to the facility and when he came there, he got out of his car and pretty quickly began some random shooting outside the facility.”
BREAKING: Indicating Reports – Scanner Information confirm at least 4 deaths, 4 injuries at FedEx Facility in Indianapolis.
There may be more injured, and possibly another fatality from the active shooting.
Police are clearing the facility.
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— Emir Adams👑 🇳🇬🇺🇸 (@EmirAdamu) April 16, 2021
CNN’s Ana Cabrera reported that the suspect, Brandon Scott Hole, was on authorities’ radar before the mass shooting.
“Authorities were warned about FedEx suspect’s potential for violence in the past, sources say,” she wrote on Twitter. “The suspect in the Indianapolis mass shooting was known to federal and local authorities prior to the attack.”
Brandon Scott Hole Family
Cabrera added, “A family member of the suspected shooter reached out to authorities warning about the suspect’s potential for violence, according to three law enforcement sources briefed on the matter.”
At one point in the initial police dispatch audio, which you can listen to later in this article, dispatchers said the suspect was described as a “white male wearing a hat” or hoodie and carrying a rifle type weapon.
“We have an active shooter currently at FedEx. They’re reporting at least five people shot,” said a dispatcher.
“This made me stand up and actually look out the entrance door, and I saw a man with a submachine gun of some sort, an automatic rifle, and he was firing in the open,” Jeremiah Miller told WISH. “I immediately ducked down and got scared and my friend’s mother, she came in and told us to get inside the car.”
The mass shooting occurred in the 8900 block of Mirabel Road. Officer Genae Cook, the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department spokesperson, told reporters at the press conference early Friday morning, April 17, “After a preliminary search of the grounds inside and out, we have located eight people at the scene with injuries consistent to gunshot wounds. Those eight were pronounced deceased here at the scene. We have been made aware of multiple other people with injuries who have been transported to local hospitals or who have transported themselves to local hospitals.” One victim is in critical condition. The victims’ names have not been released.
FBI special agent in charge Paul Keenan said in a news conference that the FBI is assisting in the search of the suspect’s name. He said it would be premature to speculate on the motive.
A deputy chief said that officers found a “very chaotic and active crime scene. They found several victims injured and several victims deceased, as well as the suspect who was deceased as well from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.”
Responding officers quickly believed they had found the suspect dead at the facility. Soon, they were searching a modest Indianapolis home tied to him.
According to WTHR, the suspect’s home stands “on the far east side of Indianapolis near 10th Street and I-465.” Authorities were scene carrying computer equipment and other boxes out of the residence.
“It just shows you never know who’s across the street and who is living in your neighborhood,” a neighbor told the television station.
“We have the suspect here inside it looks like. Looks like he has a gunshot wound to the head. Two rifles here,” an officer said in the audio. “Unless there’s another person out, this is going to be our suspect here.” Authorities said at one point, “We have four more down inside the building.” They also found two people in the parking lot and one person in the office. Their conditions are not clear.
Cook added, “IMPD detectives are working with Indiana State Police detectives gathering information and interviewing, not just those who are here at the scene, but also those who have gone to area hospitals seeking medical treatment. … It is very heartbreaking. … The officers responded, they came in, they went in and they did their job. And a lot of them are trying to face this because this is a sight that no one should ever have to see.”
Indianapolis FedEx facility shooting witness interview. pic.twitter.com/NRbXSk5d57
— John Curtis (@Johnmcurtis) April 16, 2021
Here’s a look at the @FedEx facility near the Indianapolis International Airport where multiple people were shot tonight. @wrtv has crews on the way to the scene. #WRTV https://t.co/ZoOuknFgWi pic.twitter.com/rpavdWhKBz
— Michael R. Hartz (@MikeThePhotog) April 16, 2021