WASHINGTON, April 18 -- Four members of the local Sikh community were among the eight killed in the mass shooting at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis in the US state of Indiana on Thursday night that hit a nation reeling from a spate of such tragedies in recent weeks.

The Sikh victims were identified by local authorities as Amarjeet Kaur Johal, 66; Jaswinder Kaur, 64; Amarjit Sekhon, 48; and Jaswinder Singh, 68.

"I am heartbroken to confirm that my naniji (maternal grandmother), Amarjeet Kaur Johal, is among those killed in the senseless shooting at the FedEx facility in Indianapolis," Komal Chouhan, a member of the local Sikh community said in a statement released by the Sikh Coalition, an advocacy group.

There were more than 160 worker...