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2 teens wounded in shooting on I-65 to Southport Road

Shooting on south side - photo courtesy of ISP

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Indiana State Police are  investigating an early Friday morning shooting that occurred on the interstate ramp from southbound I-65 to Southport Road.

According to ISP, two teens in separate vehicles suffered non-life threatening gunshot wounds when someone opened fire on the ramp just after midnight. Police said the shooting victims included the 16-year-old driver of a Chevrolet Impala and a 15-year-old driver of a Chevrolet Malibu. Both were taken to Eskenazi Hospital.

A witness told FOX59 she was in her car at an intersection on Southport Road when she saw a third vehicle pull up next to the victims on the ramp. She said the shooter fired more than a dozen rounds at the teens.

“He extended his arm out the passenger side window and just continued to shoot. There was a driver and a passenger,” she said. The mom wanted to remain anonymous for fear of retaliation.

ISP said the 15-year-old was on the ramp when first responders arrived and the 16-year-old drove to a nearby gas station. A mom of one of the teenagers told FOX59 her son was shot 3 times.

Police believe the shots were fired from a black or dark-colored car, possibly a Nissan with a large rust spot on the back. The car exited at Southport Road and headed west, police said.

ISP said it didn’t appear that the shooting was random and the victims know each other. Investigators said they do have some information on a possible suspect. The investigation into the case continues.

Shooting on south side – photo courtesy of ISP

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