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Police: FedEx Shooter Legally Bought Guns Used In Shooting

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Rep. Andre Carson, D-Ind., speaks with members of the Sikh Coalition at the Sikh Satsang of Indianapolis in Indianapolis, Saturday, April 17, 2021 for a commemoration of the victims of the shooting at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis that claimed the lives of several members of the Sikh community. A gunman killed and wounded several people before taking his own life in a late-night attack at a FedEx facility near the Indianapolis airport. (AP Photo/AJ Mast)

(AP) — Police say the former employee who shot and killed eight people at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis legally purchased the two rifles used in the attack despite red flag laws designed to prevent that.

The Indianapolis police say a trace of the two guns found at the scene revealed that suspect Brandon Scott Hole legally bought the rifles last July and September. Indiana has a “red flag law” intended to prevent people from possessing a firearm if they are found by a judge to present “an imminent risk.”

Officials have not said whether a ruling was made in Hole’s case that would have prevented him from purchasing a firearm after police seized a shotgun from his home last year.

 

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