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Leaders of the Sikh Satsang of Indianapolis participate in an interview addressing their grief. Photo: Jon Cherry/Getty Images

Law enforcement in Indianapolis have identified the eight people killed in Thursday's shooting at a FedEx facility.

The big picture: The Sikh Coalition said at least four of the eight victims were members of the Indianapolis Sikh community.

What we know: The Marion County Coroner’s Office and Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department on Friday released the names of the victims. They include:

  • Matthew Alexander, 32
  • Samaria Blackwell, 19
  • Amarjeet Johal, 66
  • Kaur, 64
  • Jaswinder Singh, 68
  • Amarjit Sekhon, 48
  • Karli Smith, 19
  • John Weisert, 74.

Sekhon was the sole source of income for her two sons, and worked long hours because her husband was paralyzed from a disability from birth, a family member told The Washington Post.

Kaur was a grandmother, and her grandchildren called her Naniji, per WISH-TV. She missed her granddaughter's second birthday, which was on Saturday.

Singh had started working at the FedEx facility this week, working the night shift to sort mail. He never got his first check, per the Times.

Weisert was married to his wife, Carol, for almost 50 years, she told WISH-TV. She had hoped that they’d reach that milestone.

  • Weisert's wife had urged him to retire and he had talked about potentially leaving the job next month or taking the summer off, according to the Times.

The suspected attacker, 19-year-old Brandon Hole, killed himself before police arrived at the scene, law enforcement said.

Go deeper: Suspect in FedEx shooting identified as 19-year-old former employee Brandon Hole

Editor's note: This story will be updated as additional information about the victims emerges.

Go deeper

Updated Apr 16, 2021 - Politics & Policy

Suspect in FedEx shooting identified as 19-year-old former employee Brandon Hole

Crime scene investigators walk through the FedEx parking lot in Indianapolis the day after a mass shooting left nine dead, including the gunman, who took his own life. Photo: Jeff Dean/AFP via Getty Images.

The suspected gunman who killed at least eight people and wounded several others in Indianapolis before killing himself has been identified by local police as 19-year-old Brandon Hole, a former FedEx employee, a company spokesperson told the AP.

The latest: Some of the victims in the deadly attack were identified by local law enforcement on Friday night.

Biden orders flags to be flown at half-staff for 5th time in 8 weeks

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President Biden ordered flags to be lowered to half-staff for the fifth time in eight weeks on Friday, after a mass shooting overnight at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis left eight dead.

Why it matters: Biden's first months in office have been plagued by mass shootings. The president signed executive actions on gun access in the wake of shootings in Atlanta and Boulder, and he's been pushing for Congress to pass gun reform with no success.

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Study: Over 99% of hospitalized COVID-19 patients were not vaccinated

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The Cleveland Clinic on Tuesday released a study showing that 99.75% of patients hospitalized with COVID-19 between Jan. 1 and April 13 were not fully vaccinated, according to data provided to Axios.

Why it matters: Real-world evidence continues to show coronavirus vaccines are effective at keeping people from dying and out of hospitals. The Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna vaccines have been found to be 95% and 94% effective, respectively, at preventing symptomatic infections.