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Four Sikhs Among Victims Killed in FedEx Facility Mass Shooting in Indiana

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19 Yr old Brandon Hole Killed 8 people and left several others wounded before shooting himself (Indiana Metropolitan Police Dept. photo)

INDIANAPOLIS, IN- About 90 percent of the workers at this delivery service facility are said to be Indian-Americans, mostly from the local Sikh community.

Maninder Singh Walia, community activist, said the four Sikhs who have died are Ms.Amarjt Kaur Sekhon 48, Ms. Jaswinder Kaur, Ms. Amarjit Kaur Johal and Mr.Jaswinder Singh. The age of the last three deceased was not immediately available.

Harpreet Singh Gill, 45, has received an injury near his and is hospitalized. The Indianapolis Police is yet to release the names of those killed in the mass shooting.

Nineteen-year-old Brandon Hole killed eight people and left several others wounded before shooting himself, reports said. Hole was a former employee at the FedEx site and worked there in 2020.

Hole began by shooting people in the parking lot, who were about to begin their 11 p.m. shift. He then went inside the facility, where at least 100 people were working, and began to randomly shoot, according to police reports.

US President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris expressed condolences over the tragic killings.

“Vice President Harris and I have been briefed by our homeland security team on the mass shooting at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis, Indiana, where a lone gunman murdered eight people and wounded several more in the dark of night,” Biden said in a statement.

Consulate General of India, Chicago convey heartfelt condolences to the families of those who lost their lives in the shocking shooting incident at the FedEx facility in Indianapolis and prays for the speedy recovery of those injured.

The Indianapolis police have identified the victims of the tragic shooting incident today late evening, which include persons from Indian American Sikh community. The Consulate is in touch with the local authorities in Indianapolis as well as the community leaders and will render all possible assistance, as required.

The Consul General has spoken to the Mayor of Indianapolis, who has assured full support. We are closely monitoring the situation and remain ready to provide all possible assistance.

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