April 13, 2023
Victims and families of victims of the 2021 Indianapolis FedEx mass shooting filed a lawsuit Thursday against American Tactical Inc. the distributor of the magazine used in the mass shooting, where 13 people were shot, eight fatally.
The 19-year-old suspect was a previous employee at the FedEx Ground station who died by suicide inside the facility, according to police. At least 100 people were inside the FedEx Ground facility on Mirabel Road on April 15, 2021, at the time of the shooting, according to police.
American Tactical, Inc. President Tony DiChario and Marketing Director Joe Calabro, along with the magazine manufacturer Schmeisser GmbH, were also named in the lawsuit, according to a news release.
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“American Tactical, Inc.’s high capacity magazine used in the FedEx mass shooting had 60 rounds, two to three times the killing capacity of standard magazines,” said Leslie Mitchell Kroeger, partner at Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll, in the news release. “It is clear that the Defendants put profits from high capacity magazines ahead of people, which came at the grave expense of the victims and victims’ families of the FedEx mass shooting.”
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The plaintiffs are represented by Leslie Mitchell Kroeger of Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll, along with Philip Bangle at the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence.
Read the article on IndyStar.