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Fri Apr 16, 2021, 01:10 PM

Indianapolis police say FedEx gunman shot at random before dying by suicide; 8 victims

INDIANAPOLIS Police on Friday were seeking a motive and working to identify the gunman and victims in a shooting that killed at least eight people at a FedEx facility late Thursday.

Police responded to the FedEx Ground facility on the city's southwest side just after 11 p.m. Thursday for a report of shots fired at a business. Police encountered "a very chaotic and active crime scene" after a gunman fired at random both inside and outside the facility, Indianapolis Deputy Police Chief Craig McCartt said at a news conference Friday.

McCartt said the suspect appeared to have died by suicide moments before police arrived. While police have an idea of who the gunman was and are searching his house, McCartt said police were not able to formally identify him yet.

Four people died outside and four died inside, plus the shooter, McCartt said. Five other people were injured in the incident, four with gunshot wounds and one with another injury, McCartt said.


Also from the article: "The man did have an (assault rifle) in his hand, and he started shouting and then he started firing at random directions," Miller told "TODAY."

And so it continues, and Second Amendment absolutists will defend the shooter's "right" to have a gun because he was a good guy with a gun right up until he wasn't. Eight people, plus the shooter, are dead because the far-right extremists have purchased enough political influence to block any sane and reasonable regulation of extremely deadly implements designed for the sole purpose of killing.

The truly sad part of all of this, is that the lack of regulation is a direct result of right-wing efforts to protect the profits of the arms dealers and manufacturers. It has absolutely nothing to do with "constitutional rights" as the gun lobby has brain-washed their gun fetishists to believe. It has everything to do with protecting obscene profits from blood money, part of which is used to bribe corrupt politicians.

Just an observation: many of the most vocal Second Amendment absolutists also exhibit misogynistic, racist, and bigot tendencies, with an affinity for the Confederate flag and the ideals it represents. Coincidence?

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Fri Apr 16, 2021, 01:19 PM

1. we've gotten no idea of motive for so many of these lately--even weeks later. It only adds to the

horror and anger at our inability to act.

I've run out of words.

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Fri Apr 16, 2021, 01:28 PM

2. I agree

and the only things that I can even suspect are the much too easy access to guns, and the pent up frustrations caused by the pandemic. Of course, some of these incidents may be a result of Trump's attack on our democracy which has emboldened the fringe extremists.

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