Indianapolis Mass Shooting : 4 Sikhs Among Casualties

April 17, 2021, 8:31:30 PM

Indianapolis Mass Shooting : 4 Sikhs Among Casualties

Amarjit Sekhon, a 48-year-old mother of two, was her family's breadwinner and one of many members of the tight-knit Sikh community of Indianapolis employed at a FedEx warehouse on the southwest side of town. 

His death Thursday night in a mass shooting that claimed the lives of seven other FedEx employees - including four Sikhs - left this community stunned and in mourning, his brother-in-law, Kuldip Sekhon said on Saturday. 

He said his sister-in-law started working at the FedEx facility in November - after previously working at a bakery - and was a dedicated worker whose husband was disabled. 

Police said 19-year-old Brandon Scott Hole started firing randomly at people in the FedEx facility's parking lot, killing four people before entering the building, fatally shooting four more, and then turning the gun on himself. 

Authorities publicly did not speculate on a possible cause. These killings are the last of a series of new mass shootings across the country and the last of the third mass shootings this year in Indianapolis. 

About 90% of the workers at the FedEx warehouse near Indianapolis International Airport are members of the local Sikh community, Indianapolis police chief Randal Taylor said on Friday.