- A 19-year-old gunman killed eight people, four of them Sikhs, at a FedEx facility in the Indianapolis area in 2021.
- Hate crimes against Sikhs have increased every year since the FBI began tracking them in 2015, rising to 94 in 2020.
- Some worry about the continuing trend of Sikhs. “You don’t learn how to grieve because you were never taught how,” said one community member.
Komal Sahi was at home on the night of April 15, 2021, when reports started streaming of a shooting at FedEx’s ground operations facility in Indianapolis, where her mother began working last week.
“It was shocking,” said Sahi, an immigration attorney in suburban Indianapolis. “That warehouse had a lot of Sikh workers. From listening to my mom, it’s like you make friends because you’re working with people like you. It’s a community. Everyone knows someone who worked there. “