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New details are emerging on the man who allegedly killed eight people and injured man more at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis.
"In March 2020, Brandon Scott Hole's mother was so worried that her son might be plotting a 'suicide by cop,' that she called the FBI to report him. As a result, authorities detained him on an emergency mental-health hold and seized the shotgun he had purchased a month earlier. Investigators found no crime had been committed and that Hole did not harbor racial animus—but they did not return the shotgun to him," The Daily Beast reported Saturday evening.
"Four months later, despite his family's concerns and the previous involvement of law enforcement, the teen legally bought an assault weapon, the Indianapolis Police Department revealed on Saturday. Two months after that, he bought another assault weapon. And then on Thursday night, he brought both guns to the Indianapolis FedEx facility where he once worked and opened fire," The Beast reported.
On Saturday, Indianapolis held a vigil for the victims.
IMPD and Mayor Hogsett join community members in a prayer vigil held tonight at Krannert Park. Our thoughts are wi… https://t.co/RXA7oP8Neh— IMPD (@IMPD)1618704562.0
The deceased victims have been identified as 32-year-old Matthew R Alexander, 19-year-old Samaria Blackwell, 66-yea… https://t.co/Z10IjpTzaw— IMPD (@IMPD)1618621155.0
Rep. James Comer (R-KY) was cornered on CNN on Saturday by fellow Kentuckian Pamela Brown.
"And if you look at the states that ban guns, and the cities that have banned guns -- Chicago, Washington, DC -- they have some of the highest rates of gun violence," Comer argued. "So, just passing laws banning guns doesn't solve the problem."
Brown pointed out a key flaw in his argument.
"But nearly two-thirds of crime guns recovered in states with strong gun laws were originally sold in states with weak gun laws. So if gun laws don't matter, why are criminals going to states with weaker gun laws, bringing that gun back to a state with stronger gun laws and committing crimes," Brown asked.
"Well, I can't answer that," Comer said.
Wow https://t.co/n2RiBzwt0L— Acyn (@Acyn)1618702232.0
Reporter can't lift his camera after being shot with rubber bullet covering Brooklyn Center protests
Mark Vancleave, a video journalist for the Minneapolis Star Tribune, posted a shocking Twitter detailing the aftermath of being shot by police with less-than-lethal munitions while covering the protests in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota.
"On Monday night I was shot in the hand by a rubber bullet fired by police in Brooklyn Center while covering a protest. The impact broke my ring finger in two places requiring surgery. I won't be able to pick up my camera again for at least six weeks," Vancleave said.
He posted a gruesome photo of his shattered hand along with x-ray photos.
He also posted a video of his point of view as he recorded his shooting.
"On impact, I lost all feeling in my hand and was rushed to safety by my colleagues where my fingers were bandaged by a protest medic," he explained.
He said two of his colleagues at the newspaper drove him to the hospital where he underwent surgery.
"I'm recovering now and deeply grateful to all my friends and colleagues who've checked in on me this past week. And for the skilled and compassionate care I received at [North Memorial Hospital]," he said. "However, I remain deeply concerned for my fellow journalists working to fairly and accurately report on the crisis unfolding in our communities—particularly as Minnesota law enforcement continues to target journalists with force and disregard theie constitutionally protected role."
"Our leaders must do better," Vancleave said.
Here is his thread:
This video captures the moment I was hit by the projectile fired by an officer from the police station across the s… https://t.co/WuFPCtNPDB— Mark Vancleave (@Mark Vancleave)1618691017.0
However, I remain deeply concerned for my fellow journalists working to fairly and accurately report on the crisis… https://t.co/HfjY3Ub42N— Mark Vancleave (@Mark Vancleave)1618691987.0
Our leaders must do better.
— Mark Vancleave (@MDVancleave) April 17, 2021
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