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Sikh Community Members Urge Lawmakers and Police To Conduct Full Investigation Into Bias In FedEx Shooting

By Pria Mahadevan, IPB News | Published on in Crime, Faith and Religion, Government, Law
FexEx Ground facility, near the Indianapoplis International Airport. WFYI graphic

Members of the Sikh community sent letters to lawmakers and law enforcement officials this week urging for a full investigation into the possible role of bias in last Thursday’s mass shooting at an Indianapolis FedEx facility.

An IMPD report from March 2020 shows an officer found white-supremacist websites on the shooter’s computer during a mental health check. Months later he was able to legally purchase two rifles even though police confiscated a gun during that check.

In the letters, Sikh community leaders implore leaders to “leave no stone unturned regarding bias as a motivating factor.” Law enforcement has not yet established a clear, specific motive for the crime. Of the eight people killed in the shooting, four were Sikh.