Police on Friday identified the mass shooter who opened fire at a FedEx facility, killing eight people, as a 19-year-old former employee.
FedEx spokesperson Bonny Harrison confirmed the gunman’s identity as Brandon Scott Hole of Indiana. His home was searched and evidence including desktop computers and electronic devices were seized.
Now, police investigate a possible motive. Deputy Police Chief Craig McCartt said that Hole began his murder spree in the parking lot, killing four, and then moved into the building where he gunned down four others.
“There was no confrontation with anyone that was there,” McCartt said. “There was no disturbance, there was no argument. He just appeared to randomly start shooting.”
On Friday afternoon, authorities began victims’ identification that they said would take hours. Family members waiting to learn about their loved ones were frustrated the employees at the facility were not allowed to carry their phones.
“When you see notifications on your phone, but you’re not getting a text back from your kid and you’re not getting information and you still don’t know where they are…what are you supposed to do?” one questioned in tears.