- The shooting, which Hole had planned for at least nine months, occurred at the FedEx Ground Facility on Maribel Road on April 15. The Sikh victims were Jaswinder Singh, 70; Amarjeet Kaur Johal, 66; Jasvinder Kaur, 50; and Amarjit Sekhon, 49.
- Hole had World War II, Nazi and white supremacist content on his computer, but those accounted for a small fraction of 175,000 files that authorities found, according to NBC News. “There was no indication that there was any animosity towards the Sikh community, or any other group for that matter,” Paul Keenan, the Indianapolis FBI special agent in charge, told reporters on Wednesday.
- Hole, who had multiple suicide attempts in the past, thought of killing himself almost every day, authorities said. Last year, his own family reported him for planning to commit “suicide by cop.”
- Others killed in the shooting were John Weisert, 74; Matthew Alexander, 32; Samaria Blackwell, 19; and Karli Smith, 19. Five more people were reportedly injured and rushed to a hospital.
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- “While we recognize that it is impossible to know exactly what was in the shooter’s mind, we are disappointed that the IMPD (Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department) and FBI still have not detailed how they ruled out bias as a possible motive in their accounting of the investigation,” said Amrith Kaur, legal director of the Sikh Coalition, a national civil rights organization. “The shooter chose a place known for hiring people of color, specifically a Punjabi Sikh-majority, for his attack; we don’t know why he chose this location, but we now know the attack was planned at least nine months in advance.”
- FedEx has reportedly become a household name among Sikhs in Indianapolis for being a reliable source of employment. One of the Sikh victims, Jaswinder Singh, decided to work at the facility so he can be part of its community, his family said.
- Indianapolis police chief Randal Taylor described the shooting as an attack on “Indianapolis residents” who were just trying to do their jobs. “[They were] trying to provide for their families, trying to do what they felt was right, and had the right to do when their lives were so tragically cut short,” he told reporters.
- The Sikh Coalition reiterated that they are not dismissing the role of mental health issues in the shooting. However, they believe the IMPD and FBI “could have provided more information about how and why they ruled bias out.”