When a disgruntled employee opened fire in the parking lot of a FedEx distribution facility in Indianapolis, Indiana, in April 2021, the shooter did so because he wanted to commit “suicidal murder,” an FBI report released Monday concludes.
That incident, according to the FBI, was one of deadliest mass killings that year.
As a whole, active-shooter incidents in the United States increased by more than 50% from 2020 to 2021, according to the report.
Over the past five years, active shooter incidents have steadily increased, the FBI said, with the most recent in Buffalo, New York, on May 14 when a gunman killed 10 Black people at a local supermarket.
That shooting is being investigated as a hate crime.
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