The city of Indianapolis denied a multi-million dollar claim made by three victims in the shooting rampage at a Federal Express facility in Indianapolis.
The mass shooting last March left eight people dead and five injured.
The Indianapolis Star reports the attorney for Harpreet Singh, Lakhwinder Kaur, and Gurinder Bains said all three of his clients suffered “significant losses” because the city to fail to act on warnings that the shooter Brandon Scott Hole was violent and suicidal.
The city had until January 10 to respond to the claim for $700,000 each, but let the deadline pass without comment.
The Sikh Coalition says it does not plan to sue at this time.
Singh suffered a bullet wound to the head, but survived. A bullet grazed arm of Kaur who endured psychological suffering when he witnessed Bain’s father being shot and killed.
According to Newsweek, Indiana red flag law allows police or courts to seize someone’s guns when they show signs of being violent. The claim alleged authorities failed to act on warnings from Hole’s mother prior to the shooting.
Hole legally purchased two rifles used in his attack after his mother suggested to authorities her son would attempt “suicide by cop.”
Prosecutor Ryan Mears said they didn’t pursue a red flag case against Holes because the law doesn’t give them enough time to request medical records.
However, the Indy Star reported it sat in on numerous red flag hearings and witnessed several people being found dangerous based on just the testimony of a police officer.
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