Teen shot 5 times on near south side after answering knock on door

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – A teenager heard a knock on the door and his family says he was then shot five times after he answered.

The shooting happened after 1 a.m. Thursday in the 2100 block of Ransdell Street. 18-year-old Jeff Percifield told police two men were at the door and asked for someone else. Percifield told them that individual didn’t live there.

One of the suspects fired at the home from the street as they ran away. Percifield was shot five times and wounded in the foot, arm, back, and buttocks.

"He saw someone around the back of the car and he just shut the door...then they started shooting. He ran towards the back of the house," said Jeff's mom Alicia Kemp.

Police found shell casings in the street and a grassy area as well as the home. Percifield was hit while he was standing at the home's entrance.

"It is a miracle that he is alive right now," said Kemp.

The family says the shooting might have escalated from a fight over a stolen bike.

"A bicycle that is not even worth $20.00," said Kemp.

Jeff's grandma is livid that her grandson is in a hospital bed while the suspects are still out on the street.

"Put your guns down and come back. Put your guns down and come back," said Marie Stone.

Jeff is recovering from his gunshot wounds while police continue to interview witnesses about the case.

If you have information on the case, call IMPD or Crime Stoppers at 262-TIPS.