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US: Four Sikhs among 8 killed in FedEx shooting; India offers help

Prime News, National and International, Crime, New Delhi, April 17:- India will render “all possible assistance” to local authorities and community leaders in Indianapolis, United States, where at least eight people, including four Sikhs, have died after a gunman opened fire at a FedEx facility on Thursday night (April 15), a “deeply shocked” Foreign Minister S Jaishankar said today (April 17).
About 90 percent of the workers at this delivery service facility are said to be Indian-Americans, mostly from the Sikh community. This was at least the third mass shooting this year in Indianapolis alone, news agency AP reported.
Late on Friday night (April 16), the Marion County Coroner’s Office and Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department released the names of the victims: Amarjeet Johal (66), Jasvinder Kaur (64), Amarjit Skhon (48) and Jaswinder Singh (68). The first three who died are women, news agency PTI reported.
The shooter has been identified as 19-year-old Brandon Hole. The police could not yet say why he opened fire as he shot himself before being apprehended.
“Deeply shocked by shooting at FedEx facility in Indianapolis. Victims include persons of Indian American Sikh community. Our Consulate General in Chicago in touch with Mayor & local authorities in Indianapolis as well as community leaders. Will render all possible assistance,” Jaishankar said in a tweet today. (Inputs: Agencies, NGB)

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