On April 15, a gunman killed eight people and injured several others at a FedEx ground facility in Indianapolis, IN. Four Sikhs were among the eight killed; we mourn their loss, along with the other four individuals killed, and stand with those whose lives have been forever impacted by this tragedy.
In response to the shooting, the Sikh Coalition continues to coordinate with the Indianapolis sangat
and support those impacted by the tragedy, including providing critical and free legal assistance, connecting sangat members with mental health resources, engaging local and national U.S. press, and providing assistance with community events. Last week, we also convened a meeting with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett, and local Sikh community leaders to underscore the need for a thorough investigation of the shooting, including the possibility of bias as a motivation. Click here
to learn more about this work, including why we are pushing law enforcement for a full and meticulous investigation.
The Sikh Coalition will continue to provide further updates about the ongoing investigation as they become available. We remain thankful to all in the community who have stepped up to support the Indianapolis sangat in their time of need. If you are looking for ways to support the sangat or have suggestions for resources, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org