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Memorial planned for FedEx shooting victims in Indiana

A permanent memorial is expected to be completed by the fall to honor the eight people killed, including four from the Sikh community, at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis, IN.

In a statement to WTHR, the company stated “We hope that this space serves as a place of healing and a beacon of hope, where community members can gather to honor those affected.”

April 15 is the third anniversary of that tragic day the gunman also killed himself and injured seven others.

Today, members of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus released statements remembering this day.

“My heart is with the loved ones of those killed, and with the Sikh community who lost four members in this tragedy,” Rep Ro Khanna (D-CA) said in a statement sent to AsAmNews. “We must condemn racism and hate in all forms, and I will continue to fight for meaningful gun reform to keep our communities safe.”

“To truly honor the victims, we must recommit to ending the gun violence epidemic and take action to ensure that preventable tragedies like this never happen again,” said Rep Grace Meng (D-NY).

Earlier this month, a court in Indianapolis dismissed a lawsuit filed by families of five of the victims, WXIN reported. The suit alleged Securitas Security Services failed to provide adequate security prior to and during the shooting. The same lawsuit also named several FedEx divisions as defendants.

That lawsuit also focused on the “emotional and mental instability” that he demonstrated but went unidentified during his time working with FedEx from August to October in 2020.

Those killed were:

  • Amarjeet Johal, 66 years old
  • Jasvinder Kaur, 50 years old
  • Amarjit Sekhon, 48 years old
  • Jaswinder Singh, 68 years old
  • Matthew R. Alexander, 32 years old
  • Samaria Blackwell, 19 years old
  • Karli Smith, 19 years old
  • John Weisert, 74 years old

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