Woman Whose Partner Worked During Illinois Mass Shooting, Delivers a Powerful Prayer on Air
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.
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.”
Indiana University's Chief of Police Jill Lees said the public has three best options for how to survive active shooter situations: run, hide, fighthttps://t.co/T2Q93TMAnz— FOX59 News (@FOX59) April 16, 2021
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.
BREAKING— FOX59 News (@FOX59) April 17, 2021
We now know the identities of the eight people who were killed in last night's mass shooting at the FedEx Ground facility in southwest Indianapolis. https://t.co/6pkuKFXyUM
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.
We held back info from family on FedEx shooter Brandon Hole until FBI could confirm: “In March 2020, the suspect’s mother contacted law enforcement to report he might try to commit “suicide by cop”. The suspect was placed on an immediate detention mental health temporary hold..— Angela Ganote (@angelaganote) April 16, 2021
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.
Vice President Harris and I have been briefed on the mass shooting at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis. God bless the eight individuals we lost and their loved ones, and we pray for the wounded for their recovery.— President Biden (@POTUS) April 16, 2021
We can, and must, do more to reduce gun violence and save lives.
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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