Brandon Hole, 19, killed eight people and left several others wounded Thursday before shooting himself at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis, police said Friday at a news conference.

FedEx officials say Hole was a former employee at the facility who last worked there in 2020, according to authorities, who added that there were at least 100 people in the building at the time of the shooting. The FBI interviewed Hole last year after his mother contacted law enforcement.

On Friday evening, police released the names of the victims. Gurpreet Singh, president of Sikh Satsang, a local temple for the city’s vibrant Sikh community, said that four Sikh people were among the dead.

Here’s what to know

  • Indianapolis officials identified the victims as Matthew R. Alexander, 32; Samaria Blackwell, 19; Amarjeet Johal, 66; Jaswinder Kaur, 64; Jaswinder Singh, 68; Amarjit Sekhon, 48; Karli Smith, 19; and John Weisert, 74.
  • Police said they recovered a rifle but did not specify the make and model. A gun was seized from Hole about a year ago, officials said, and he was “found in a couple police reports.”
  • Police responded just after 11 p.m. Thursday to reports of shots fired. Hole “took his life very shortly before officers actually entered the facility,” police said.
  • Authorities are still trying to determine a motive, saying Hole “just appeared to randomly start shooting” in the parking lot before moving inside the building.
  • It was the sixth public mass shooting in the United States in five weeks, including massacres at three Atlanta spas and a supermarket in Boulder.