Woman Whose Partner Worked During Illinois Mass Shooting, Delivers a Powerful Prayer on Air

Bettina Dizon
Apr 19, 2021
12:40 A.M.

Vanessa Waters, the partner of a mass shooting witness, went on-air and prayed for the victims and the gunman who took his own life after killing others.


Another tragic shooting incident took place this month after 19-year-old Brandon Hole started shooting at an Indianapolis FedEx facility. The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department revealed that eight lives were taken during the incident.

Other victims were injured from the shooting, including one in critical condition. One of the partners of a facility worker opened up about the frightening day and messages she woke up to, spending hours just thinking about how a loved one is.

A police car driving down the street. | Source: Getty Images

A police car driving down the street. | Source: Getty Images

During an interview with Fox59’s Darius Johnson, Waters compared the mass shooting to the ongoing pandemic, being sad about the happenings but never thinking it would one day happen to yourself. As the discussion concluded, Waters offered a prayer:


“We ask you to continuously wrap your arms around these people that have been affected, dead heavenly fatherly God. We ask you to keep them comforted.”

Waters also prayed for Hole, who took his own life before responders reached the scene. “We ask a special prayer for his family,” she said. “His soul, so he can rest. We need you, Lord. Wrap your arms around us.”

He was kicked out of his parents’ house the night before due to his addiction.


Hole was a former employee at the facility, FedEx staff claimed. However, he was no longer employed by 2021. The police are still investigating a possible motive, although it seems he began shooting randomly.

Authorities identified the casualties as John Weisert, 74, Jaswinder Singh, 68, Amarjeet Johan, 66, Jaswinder Kaur, 64, Amarjit Sekhon, 48, Matthew R. Alexander, 32, Karli Smith, 19, and Samaria Blackwell, 19.


At least four of the eight victims were from the Sikh community, who took night shifts at the FedEx facility to make income for their families. Another mass shooting took place in March at three Asian spas in Atlanta.

A 21-year-old Woodstock resident, Robert Aaron Long, is liable for the eight counts of murder in the shooting. Victims killed near Woodstock are Delania Ashley Yaun, 33, Daoyou Feng, 44, Xiaojie Tan, 48, and Paul Andre Michels, 54.


Long had been treated for sexual addiction, which may have played a significant part in his motive for the shooting. He was kicked out of his parents’ house the night before due to his addiction.

According to authorities, the shooter tried to justify his inhumane actions, claiming that he wanted to help other people with sexual addiction by cleansing the temptation, such as those spas.

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