Brandon Scott Hole latest – FedEx gunman killed four outside Indianapolis warehouse before shooting four others inside

A GUNMAN allegedly killed four outside the warehouse before rampaging inside and killing four others.

Police identified the shooter as 19-year-old Brandon Scott Hole. Cops say that the shooter died at the scene and was found with self-inflicted gunshot wounds.

The late-night shooting took place at a FedEx facility near the Indianapolis airport, police said.

Five people were hospitalized after the Thursday night shooting, according to police.

Police spokesperson Genae Cook said one of them had critical injuries.

Another two people were treated and released at the scene. FedEx said people who worked for the company were among the dead.

A witness said that he was working inside the building when he heard several gunshots in rapid succession.

"After a preliminary search we have located eight people at the scene with injuries with gunshot wounds," Indianapolis police spokesperson Genae Cook told reporters this morning.

"Those eight were pronounced deceased at the scene."

“We’re still trying to ascertain the exact reason and cause for this incident,” Cook said.

Read our Fedex shooting live blog below for the very latest news and updates…

  • Mollie Mansfield

    PHOTOS SHOW FBI LEAVING SUSPECT'S HOUSE

    Photographs from the residence have shown the FBI leaving the suspected gunman's house holding two computers.

    Another image showed them holding cardboard boxes, however it is not clear if anything is inside of them.

    The footage was exclusively captured by WTHR on Friday afternoon.

    One person was holding computersCredit: WTHR
    Another was holding cardboardCredit: WTHR
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    BODIES ARE REMOVED FROM THE SCENE

    A photograph showed a body being taken away from the scene on Friday afternoon.

    There are at least eight victims from the horrific shooting, however they have not yet been identified.

    Police, the FBI and the coroner's office are working together to identify the victims and suspects.

    A body is removed from the sceneCredit: AP
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    WHAT HAPPENED TO BRANDON SCOTT HOLE?

    Cops arrived at the scene on Mirabel Road at about 11pm and found several bodies scattered all over the warehouse, one reportedly being Hole’s.

    It is believed he shot himself after police arrived at the facility.

    In police dispatch audio published by Heavy, the suspect was described as a "white male wearing a hat" or hoodie and carrying a rifle type weapon.

    "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."

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    WHITE HOUSE LOWER FLAGS TO HALF-STAFF

    President Biden confirmed that flags will be lowered in honor of the deaths in Indianapolis on Friday afternoon.

    "While we await critical details about the shooting, its motivation, and other key information, once again, I have the solemn duty of ordering the flag lowered at half-staff at the White House, public buildings and ground, and military posts and embassies, just two weeks after I gave the last such order."

    Flags have also been lowered across the state of Indiana.

    Flags were flown at half-staff at the White HouseCredit: AP
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    POLICE IDENTIFY ALLEGED SHOOTER

    Police has identified the alleged shooter as Brandon Scott Hole.

    The suspected gunman was allegedly only 19 years old.

    Cops say that the shooter died at the scene and was found with self-inflicted gunshot wounds.

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    FAMILIES STILL SEARCH FOR THEIR LOVED ONES

    The daughter, Ashlee Floyd, of a FedEx worker said that she is "scared" about the well-being of her father.

    Floyd said that her dad worked for the facility for two years.

    "I’m just worried about my father," Ashlee told the IndyStar.

    "I don’t know if he’s OK. I don’t know if he’s injured. I don’t know if he’s gone. I’m just scared right now."

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    FOUR VICTIMS OUTSIDE, FOUR FOUND INSIDE

    Four victims were found outside of the building and four were found inside, police confirmed.

    It was revealed at the press conference that the victim was also found inside of the building.

    The victim, who has not yet been identified, was reportedly found with self-inflicted gunshot wounds.

    Police confirmed the location of the victimsCredit: AP
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    POLICE CALLED SCENE 'CHAOTIC AND ACTIVE'

    During Friday morning's press conference, Deputy Chief Craig McCartt dubbed the scene as "chaotic and active" when officers responded.

    However, McCartt insisted that the shooter was dead by the time cops arrived at the scene.

    He went on describe the officers found the suspect with a "self inflicted gunshot wound."

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    PRESIDENT BIDEN RELEASES STATEMENT ON SHOOTING

    The president has released a statement following the mass shooting in Indianapolis.

    "Today's briefing is just the latest in a string of tragedies, following closely after gunmen firing bullets in broad day light at spas in and around Atlanta, Georgia, a grocery store in Boulder, Colorado, a home in Rock Hill, South Carolina, and so many other shootings."

    Biden added: "Too many Americans are dying every single day from gun violence. It stains our character and pierces the very soul of our nation. We can, and must, do more to act and to save lives.

    "God bless the eight fellow Americans we lost in Indianapolis and their loved ones, and we pray for the wounded for their recovery."

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    MAP SHOWS MASS SHOOTINGS THAT TOOK PLACE IN PAST MONTH

    A map shows the amount of mass shootings that have taken place in the United States just in the last month.

    It outlines the different areas, including Indianapolis, that have been victim to incidents since March.

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    VICE PRESIDENT KAMALA HARRIS SPEAKS OUT ABOUT THE SHOOTING

    Harris was meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga on Friday morning, but started their briefing by addressing the shooting.

    "Yet again we have families in our country that are grieving the loss of their family members because of gun violence," she said.

    Harris made the comments on FridayCredit: AP
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    WHITE HOUSE PRESS SEC SPEAKS OUT ON SHOOTING

    Press Secretary Jen Psaki opened her press conference on Friday wishing reporters a "happy Friday" before speaking about the shooting.

    "Like all of you, we're horrified by the shooting overnight at a FedEx facility.

    "The president has been briefed by his team this morning and key aides including the Chief of Staff and Homeland Security Advisor have been in touch with local leaders and law enforcement officials on the ground."

    She added that the Biden administration are set to release a statement "soon."

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    INDIANAPOLIS OFFICIALS END PRESS CONFERENCE

    Officials ended the press conference after answering most questions.

    It was confirmed that police, alongside the FBI, will continue to investigate the scene.

    The agencies were working with the coroner's office to identify the victims and shooter.

    Officials will continue to investigate the shooting that left 8 deadCredit: EPA

     

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    COUNTY CORONER'S OFFICE PROVIDES UPDATE

    Alfarena McGinty, the chief deputy coroner for the Marion County Coroner's Office said they will send information to the investigating team which can be shared once updated information on the identities are ready.

    "It is a very difficult job," she said. She said these type of events take a toll on the staff.

    "It is mentally draining and it is physically draining," she said.

    "Our first priority is the families," she said.

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    MARION COUNTY CORONER'S OFFICE SPEAKS

    An official for the Marion County Coroner's Office said they were not able to go on to the scene to identify the victims.

    "We will utilize as much information as possible," she said.

    "We must make sure people identified on the scene are appropriately and positively identified," she continued.

    She said they will work with families to confirm positive identification.

    "We are a number of hours out until we can go to the scene," she said.

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    INVESTIGATION CONTINUES

    Deputy Chief Craig McCartt said they have not identified any family of the victims.

    He was asked what employees were doing at the time of the shooting but McCartt said he was not sure what the employees were "responsible for."

    He believed five were injured in the shooting and were not sure of the hospitals they were transported to.

    Police at the scene of the shootingCredit: EPA
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    INDIANAPOLIS POLICE DISCUSS SUSPECT

    Deputy Chief Craig McCartt said police believed the suspect had a rifle at the time of the shooting.

    He said invesigators are making sure they correctly identified the suspect's car.

    He said is not sure if there is armed security at the facility.

    Indianapolis police at the crime sceneCredit: EPA

     

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    INDIANAPOLIS MAYOR DISCUSSES SHOOTING IN THE COMMUNITY

    Mayor Hogsett said these conversations need to occur across the country not just in Indianapolis.

    "Unfortunately for the city of Indianapolis, this is the third mass killing we have experienced," he said.

    "Healing does depend on meaningful conversations between people on how we stop this cycle of violence that is driven by readily accessible guns," he continued.

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    INDIANAPOLIS MAYOR DISCUSSES FEDERAL FUNDING

    Mayor Joe Hogsett said he was always "deeply appreciative" of federal support.

    "The city of Indianapolis is grateful for the CARES Act," he said.

    He said a lot of money went to first responders.

    "Anytime Washington makes the offer, we are very grateful and inclined to accept," he said.

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    INDIANAPOLIS MAYOR TAKES QUESTIONS

    Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett said he signed a letter with other mayors asking Congress to expand background checks for those looking to buy firearms.

    "The fact that I join with 150 others mayors asking the federal legislature to do that at least indicates what I would like to see done legislatively," he said.

    He said he's made it clear where he stands on the issue.

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    INDIANAPOLIS OFFICIALS TAKE QUESTIONS

    Deputy Chief Craig McCartt said a lot of these employees did not have cell phones on them at the time of the shooting and couldn't contact their families.

    He said they are checking surveillance video.

    McCartt said he wasn't sure if there was a shift change at the time of the shooting.

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    INDIANAPOLIS OFFICIALS TAKE QUESTIONS

    Deputy Chief Craig McCartt said the suspect took his life very shortly before officers entered the area.

    He said the shooting "did not last very long."

    He said he is not sure how many people were in the facility at the time of the shooting.

    He said five people were transported from the scene to the hospital. He said there was "another injury" and they were transported to the hospital.

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    INDIANAPOLIS OFFICIALS ANSWER QUESTIONS ON SHOOTING

    Deputy Chief Craig McCartt said "all kinds of things are going on with the investigation."

    He was not sure how many weapons were recovered at the scene.

    "We're still working with FedEx security on any indicator that this could have happened," McCartt said.

    He said the investigation is still "very early."

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    INDIANAPOLIS OFFICIALS ANSWER QUESTIONS ON SHOOTING

    Deputy Chief Craig McCartt said what they know is the suspect went to the facility, got out of the car and began shooting.

    He said it began in the parking lot and then went into the facility for a "brief period of time" before taking his own life.

    He said they were working with FedEx on the investigation.

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    INDIANAPOLIS OFFICIALS ANSWER QUESTIONS

     Deputy Chief Craig McCartt takes questions.

    He said he can only tell the public "very little" about the suspect.

    He said they are not able to make positive identification of the suspect.

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