Gunman kills 8 in Indianapolis; Sikh community members among those killed and injured

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Saturday daybreak in India brought the shocking news of mass slaughter in Indianapolis USA.

A social network broke the news with the following newsreport :

“Police responded just after 11 p.m. (US time) to reports of shots fired. Upon arriving at the facility, “the situation was over,” said Craig McCartt, deputy chief of the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department.

This was the sixth public mass shooting in the United States in five weeks, including massacres at three Atlanta spas and a supermarket in Boulder.”

Members of the Sikh community were among the eight people killed at the facility, according to national and local Sikh leaders.

The gunman “took his life very shortly before officers actually entered the facility,” McCartt said.

Police released the names of the deceased victims from Thursday night’s shooting.    The victims are:  Matthew R Alexander, 32  Samaria Blackwell, 19 Amarjeet Johal, 66 Jaswinder Kaur, 64 Jaswinder Singh,68 Amarjit Sekhon, 48 Karli Smith, 18 John Weisert, 74

Investigators are still trying to determine a motive. McCartt said the gunman “just appeared to randomly start shooting” in the parking lot before moving inside the building.”

Vice President Harris and I have been briefed on the mass shooting at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis. God bless the eight individuals we lost and their loved ones, and we pray for the wounded for their recovery. 
We can, and must, do more to reduce gun violence and save lives.

Joe Biden, President, USA

Our nation grieves with the families who lost loved ones in Indianapolis and we pray that those who were wounded recover quickly. As I said last week, we’ve had more tragedy than we can bear and solutions to prevent gun violence exist. @POTUS and I urge Congress to act.

Kamala Harris, Vice President of USA

The Sikh Coalition is deeply saddened to learn that Sikh community members are among those injured and killed by the gunman in Indianapolis last night.
Our hearts and prayers are with their families, and we are in touch with sangat leaders, government and law enforcement officials to learn more. We will continue to provide updates here.
For now, we are choosing not to share unverified information about the identity of any specific victims, nor speculate on the motive or identity of the shooter. On the latter point, we expect that authorities will conduct a full investigation – including the possibility of bias as a factor. 

Sikh Coalition

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