Police said a gunman killed eight people before killing himself at a FedEx facility near the Indianapolis airport Thursday night. The shooter has been ID’d as 19-year-old Brandon Scott Hole of Indiana, a former employee.
Billy Graham Rapid Response Team (BG-RRT) chaplains are deploying to Indianapolis to provide emotional and spiritual care after a gunman killed eight people and wounded several others at a FedEx warehouse late Thursday night.
Franklin Graham tweeted Friday morning to pray for those impacted by the senseless killings.
“As we learned of another senseless act of violence that took so many lives, our hearts are broken for all of those who lost friends, family members and co-workers,” said Josh Holland, assistant director of the BG-RRT.
“We are sending our team of crisis-trained chaplains to provide a ministry of presence, offering hope and comfort to those who are grieving and hurting. In the midst of their pain, we want them to know that God still loves them and cares about them.”
This is the second time in less than a month that BG-RRT chaplains have deployed after a mass shooting, sending 10 chaplains to Boulder, Colorado, after a shooting at a grocery store killed 10 people.
The Billy Graham Rapid Response Team was developed by Franklin Graham and the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association following the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.
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—By Corine Gatti-Santillo