FedEx gunman Brandon Scott Hole bought guns legally last year: police

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The former FedEx employee who murdered eight people in Indianapolis legally bought the two guns he used, police said on Saturday night – though he should have been banned from doing so after a previous weapon due to mental health issues.

Brandon Scott Hole, 19, bought both assault rifles in July and SeptemberIndianapolis police said on Saturday.

Earlier on Saturday, police declined to give the Post more details on the make and model of the guns, citing the ongoing investigation.

Authorities seized a shotgun in Hole last year after his mother called the police, saying she feared he was trying to kill himself by a cop, according to the FBI. The shotgun was not returned.

But the seizure should have prevented Hole, who committed suicide following Thursday night’s rampage, from legally purchasing another weapon, Indianapolis Police Chief Randal Taylor told The New York Times.

Police warning tape blocks the entrance to the site of a mass shooting at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis.
Police tape block the entrance to the site of a mass shooting at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis.
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Indiana’s “red flag” laws allow judge to bar someone deemed dangerous from having a gun, but it is not known if Hole ever had a red flag hearing, Taylor said the newspaper.

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