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Friday, April 15, 2022

CAPAC Members Mark One-Year Anniversary of Indianapolis FedEx Shooting

 CAPAC Members Mark One-Year Anniversary of Indianapolis FedEx Shooting


Washington, D.C. — One year ago today, a gunman killed eight individuals, including four Sikh community members, at a FedEx warehouse in Indianapolis, IN.  Today, Members of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC) released the following statements to mark the one year anniversary of this tragedy.

 

CAPAC Chair Rep. Judy Chu (CA-27):

 

“One year ago today, a gunman targeted a FedEx facility in Indianapolis and gunned down eight individuals, including four Sikh community members. As we mark the anniversary of this solemn day, I stand with the loved ones of the victims and the Sikh community to honor the lives of those who were killed and commit to addressing senseless gun violence, racism, bigotry, and xenophobia. We must work together to stop anti-Asian hate in all its forms.”

 

Congresswoman Grace Meng (NY-06), CAPAC First Vice-Chair:

“Today marks the one-year anniversary of the mass shooting that occurred at a FedEx warehouse in Indianapolis. The perpetrator gunned down eight people, including four from the Sikh community, in a despicable and horrifying crime. My heart continues to be with the victims’ loved ones on this tragic anniversary. Let us honor the lives of these eight individuals and continue our efforts to combat senseless gun violence and xenophobia, hate, and racism whenever and wherever we see it.”

Congressman Ted Lieu (CA-33), CAPAC Whip:

“One year ago today, eight people were killed after a gunman opened fire at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis. As we continue to mourn the loss of these individuals, many of whom were members of the Sikh community, we recommit to the fight to end gun violence. The time to act is now, and we urge the Senate to pass commonsense gun reform legislation to strengthen background checks and reduce gun violence.”

Congressman Ro Khanna (CA-17):

"Today, we remember the eight lives lost in last year’s horrific shooting at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis. My heart is with the loved ones of those who were killed and the Sikh community. I join my colleagues in condemning this attack and working to end the epidemic of gun violence in this country."

Congresswoman Barbara Lee (CA-13):

“One year ago today, eight Americans were the victims of a horrific shooting targeting members of the Sikh community in a FedEx facility in Indianapolis. That shooting came just weeks after yet another racially motivated mass shooting in Atlanta, and hate crimes have continued to devastate communities across the United States in the year since. Today, I stand with members of the Sikh community to honor their loved ones and recommit to fighting against racially motivated violence and bigotry in every form. Tragedies like these are preventable, but unless we find the will to enact commonsense gun control and combat racist rhetoric, our society will continue to suffer from senseless violence.”

Congresswoman Marilyn Strickland (WA-10):

“I stand with my CAPAC colleagues as remember the tragedy that occurred at the FedEx Ground facility in Indianapolis just one year ago. Violence against religious minorities, especially towards members of the Sikh community, must never be tolerated. On this solemn day, we remember the 8 lives that were taken from us, and we keep their families, friends, and loved ones in our hearts and prayers.”

Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12):

"Today, we remember the lives taken in a senseless act of violence at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis last year. The shooting, which heavily impacted the Sikh community, is a tragic part of the gun violence epidemic in our nation and serves as a reminder that we can and must take action to help save lives. Gun violence in the U.S. is a public health crisis, and Congress needs to start acting like it. Thoughts and prayers have never been enough."

Congressman Adam Smith (WA-09):

“One year ago, a gunman opened fire at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis, senselessly killing eight people, many of whom were Sikh. On this tragic anniversary, may we come together to remember and grieve the lives that were lost on this day. In the aftermath of the shooting, it was uncovered that the gunman’s mother had warned law enforcement that he may be a danger to himself and others. However, despite action from law enforcement officials, the gunman was still able to obtain a weapon months later and commit this horrific attack. The anniversary of this mass shooting serves as another painful reminder of the work that must be done to prevent and fight gun crime across the country. Today, I send my deepest condolences to the friends and family of the victims, and I extend my support and solidarity to members of the Sikh community in Indianapolis and across the country as they continue to grapple with this tragedy.”

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