INDIANAPOLIS — Governor Eric J. Holcomb offered the following statement regarding last night’s mass shooting:

“This is another heartbreaking day and I’m shaken by the mass shooting at the FedEx Ground facility in Indianapolis. Indiana State Police are working with local responders and we will continue to offer any and all resources needed to assist during this tragedy. In times like this, words like justice and sorrow fall short in response for those senselessly taken. Our thoughts are with the families, friends, coworkers and all those affected by this terrible situation.

“Today, I will order that flags be lowered to half-staff from now until sunset on Tuesday, April 20 in remembrance of those we’ve lost.”


Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch offered the following statement regarding last night’s mass shooting:

“There are Hoosiers who will no longer be with us, and there are families who will never recover because of last night’s senseless act of violence. My sincerest thoughts and prayers go to the families, friends and coworkers at the FedEx Ground facility in Indianapolis. I am thankful for our first responders who acted swiftly to come to the aid of Hoosiers, and I know our law enforcement officers at the local, state and federal levels will use all resources necessary while they work through this tragic event.”


U.S. Senator Mike Braun offered the following statement regarding last night’s mass shooting:

“Maureen and I just learned of the tragedy in Indianapolis when we woke up. Our hearts are mourning for the individuals who’ve senselessly lost their lives, all of their loved ones, and their co-workers at FedEx who will be dealing with this tragedy for a long time to come.

“Thank you to the members of law enforcement who put their lives on the line and responded heroically to this situation.”


State Senators Greg Taylor, J.D. Ford, Jean Breaux and Fady Qaddoura issued the following joint statement this morning in response to the horrific and senseless act of gun violence that occurred last night.

“Last night, families across our community lost eight loved ones to another senseless act of gun violence. The mass shooting last night at an Indianapolis FedEx facility is heartbreaking, and our hearts and concern go out to the families of those who were lost. We will continue to hope that those who were injured make a full recovery.  This absolutely is not something our families should have to live through.

“We are staying in communication with local authorities while we wait for all the facts to come out. What is certain is that our state must stop turning a blind eye to the amount of gun violence in Indiana. It has long been time to act to reduce the prevalence of guns in our communities.”