Pregnant female and male critically injured in far east side shooting

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – A pregnant woman and a man were critically injured in a shooting on the city’s far east side Thursday.

Police were called to the scene at the Amber Woods Apartments along Mitthoeffer Road at about 2:30 p.m.

When first responders arrived, both victims were taken to an area hospital in critical condition.

Police say a good Samaritan picked up the pregnant female and tried to drive her to the hospital, only to meet up with a responding ambulance just down the road.

Neighbor Regina Williams said she heard the shots that sent two people, including that pregnant woman, to the hospital.

"I'm like oh my god these crazy people are out here shooting,” said Williams.

Williams said she thinks the shooting stemmed from an argument which started just outside her apartment window. So far, police have not commented on what may have sparked the shooting.

Others who live in the complex said it is upsetting that the violence in this area seems constant.

“It's sad, its frustrating," said neighbor Linda Rowry,  "our kids can’t come out and play.”

Investigators are speaking with witnesses. The suspected shooter has not been taken into custody.

Anyone with information is asked to call IMPD at 317-327-3475 or submit an anonymous tip through Crime Stoppers by calling 317-262-TIPS.

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