September 17, 2021

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FedEx shooter Brandon Scott Hole bought guns legally last year: police – New York Post

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The former FedEx worker who murdered eight people in Indianapolis legally bought the two weapons he used, police said Saturday night — even though he should have been barred from doing so after a previous gun was seized due to mental health issues.

Brandon Scott Hole, 19, purchased the two assault rifles in July and September, Indianapolis police said Saturday.

Earlier Saturday, police declined to give The Post any further details about the make and model of the weapons, citing the ongoing investigation.

Authorities had seized a shotgun from Hole last year after his mother called police, saying she was worried he would try to commit suicide by cop, according to the FBI. The shotgun was not returned.

But the seizure should have prevented Hole, who killed himself following the Thursday night rampage, from legally buying another weapon, Indianapolis Police Chief Randal Taylor told The New York Times.

Police caution tape blocks the entrance to the site of a mass shooting at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis.
Police tape blocks the entrance to the site of a mass shooting at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis.
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Indiana’s “red flag” laws allow a judge to bar someone deemed dangerous from having a firearm, but it’s unclear if Hole ever had a red flag hearing, Taylor told the paper.

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