Three teens shot downtown near Statehouse

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- Late Saturday night, the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department responded to reports of a downtown shooting near the Statehouse.

The shooting happened around 11:30 p.m. near North Capitol Avenue and East Ohio Street.

Police say three teens were shot. The victims were an 18-year-old male, a 17-year-old male and a 17-year-old female. They all suffered at least one gunshot wound.

The two males were transported to the hospital in stable condition, while the female was listed in critical condition.

Preliminary Investigators believe the incident was a drive-by shooting.

The motive for the shooting is unknown at this time.

"We are trying to piece that together at this time," said Cpt. John Mann with IMPD. "There may have been a disturbance earlier in the day. But exactly where and what time that was, we're unsure."

A police report filed Sunday morning placed a fourth teenager at the scene. The report lists the 18-year-old male as a "witness" to the shooting but does not identify him by name.

Police are currently investigating. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana at (317) 262-8477, or to submit a mobile tip at All tips will remain anonymous.

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