3 people injured, 1 dead after 4 separate shootings Thursday night

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Scene of the shooting.

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Police say one person is dead and two others are injured after three separate shootings Thursday night.

Officers first responded to a report of a person shot in the the 4000 block of Cass Court, near North Mitthoefer Road and East 42nd Street, just before 8:30 p.m.

A man was pronounced dead at the scene, police said, and officers took a person of interest into custody. Police identified the victim as Keith Freeman Jr., 38, Indianapolis. Police said Freeman had gotten into an argument with his father, Keith Freeman Sr., 63, when the elder Freeman retrieved a handgun.

The two fought over the weapon; during the struggle, the gun discharged, striking and killing the younger Freeman, police said. Keith Freeman Sr. was arrested and charged with reckless homicide.

Shortly after 10 p.m., officers were also dispatched to the 500 block of Narrow Brook Drive on the city’s east side on reports of another shooting.

When officers arrived, they say they found a 17-year-old male suffering from a gunshot wound to the calf. The victim was awake and breathing when transported to the hospital. Officers say they are looking for two suspects in this case, but did not provide a description.

Police were also called to the 7400 block of Whipporwill Drive at the Waterside at Castleton apartment complex shortly after  10:30 p.m.

When they arrived, officers say they found a man in his early 20s suffering from a gunshot wound to the lower abdomen. He was transported to St. Vincent Hospital in critical condition.

According to police, the suspect remained on scene along with the alleged weapon used.

Then, around 11:30 p.m. officers responded to the 300 block of Jefferson Avenue on the city’s east side for a fourth shooting.

According to officers on scene, a man in his 30s was shot in the groin area and was transported to Eskenazi Hospital in critical condition. No suspect information was released.

All of these shootings are under investigation and anyone with information is urged to call Crime Stoppers at 317-262-TIPS (8477).