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MARION COUNTY, IN. (THECOUNT) — The shooter who opened fire at an Indiana FedEx Facility on Thursday has been identified as Brandon Scott Hole of Indiana.
Hole, 19, was a former employee at the facility and was last employed there in 2020, Deputy Chief Craig McCartt said in a Friday afternoon press briefing. The FBI also said agents questioned him last year.
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Paul Keenan, the special agent in charge of the FBI’s Indianapolis field office, said Friday that agents questioned Hole after his mother called police to say that her son might commit “suicide by cop.”
Police dispatch audio has emerged in the response to an overnight shooting at an Indianapolis FedEx facility. The incident claimed at least 12 victims, 8 of those confirmed dead of gunshot injuries, including the shooter, who reportedly took his own life.
Initial police dispatch audio said the suspect was described as a “white male wearing a hat” or hoodie and carrying a rifle type weapon.
Police later said the suspect had a .223 rifle, according to scanner audio. The shooter was found dead about 10 to 15 minutes after officers were first dispatched to the scene. There were some witnesses who told police there were multiple gunmen, but police do not believe there are any other suspects, according to heavy.
The dispatcher said at one point that someone “had been shot,” according to the audio obtained by Heavy via Broadcastify.com. Then they said two to three were shot. Another dispatcher said a female was “screaming for help.”
An officer said “another one is down by the building.” They said the hospitals should prepare for “multiple victims.” One person was described as “conscious, barely.”
“Do we have any living victims needing an ambulance?” an officer asked at one point.
“Person shot. He is outside in the parking lot,” another dispatcher said of another victim. “EMS is en route.”
Listen to dispatch audio below:
The facility is located at, 8951 Mirabel Road in Indianapolis.
The scene remains active as of Friday morning.
Geo quick facts: Marion County is a county in the U.S. state of Indiana. Census 2010 recorded a population of 903,393, making it the largest county in the state and 55th most populated county in the country, greater than the population of six states. The county seat is Indianapolis, the state capital and largest city – Wikipedia.