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The man whom police say carried out a mass shooting that killed eight people and injured several others at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis, is said to have used two assault rifles in the attack, both of which were legally purchased.
The Bureau of Tracing Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives revealed that the weapons used by Brandon Hall, 19, in the … Thursday’s attack They were legally purchased in July and September of 2020, the Indianapolis City Police Department said.
Update – During the Thursday incident, the suspect, Brandon Hall, is seen using his assault rifles in the attack. ATF conducted an impact on the two weapons. IMPD learned that Brandon Hole legally purchased the rifles in July and September of 2020.
– IMPD (IMPDnews) April 18, 2021
On Saturday, the Hall family issued an apology to the victims and claimed the family tried to get him “the help he needs.”
“We have devastated the loss of life caused by Brandon’s actions, and through the love of his family, we have tried to give him the help he needs,” the family said in a statement provided to us. Indianapolis Star. “I sincerely and sincerely apologize to the victims of this senseless tragedy. We are deeply sorry for the pain and harm felt by their families and the entire Indianapolis community.”
Paul Kennan, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI Field Office in Indianapolis,
He said Friday that the FBI interviewed Hall in April 2020 after his mother warned that he might commit suicide at the hands of a policeman.
Hall is placed in a mental health prison and his rifle is seized. Kennan said agents at the time had not found evidence of a crime or a racially motivated ideology.
He was the victims of the attack Specified Like Matthew R. Alexander, 32; Samaria Blackwell, 19 years old; Amargate Johal, 66 years old; Jaswinder Core, 64; Jaswinder Singh, 68; Amargate Sikhon, 48; Carly Smith, 19 years old; And John Weisert, 74 years old.
Among the dead Four members of the Sikh community In Indiana – home to an estimated 8,000 to 10,000 American Sikhs.
Members of the Sikh community and other city dwellers, joined by the mayor of Indianapolis, gathered for a vigil on Saturday and called for gun reform. Aasees Kaur of the Sikh Alliance was among the speakers.
“The horrific events like the shooting on Thursday invite us to act,” Kaur said. “We must support each other not only in mourning, but in calling on our policymakers and elected officials to make meaningful change.”
According to police officials, Hall was previously employed at the FedEx facility where the attack was carried out. Officials have not yet reported the motive.
at statement On Friday, President Biden described US arms violence as an “epidemic” and said the country “can and must do more to act and save lives.”