Carmel police: 2 dead including suspect, 1 injured in triple shooting

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CARMEL, Ind. — Carmel police are investigating a deadly triple shooting. Two people died and a third victim remains in the hospital.

The Carmel Police Department (CPD) said in a press briefing they recieved a call around 8 a.m. regarding multiple shots fired in the Spring Creek neighborhood near the intersection of Hazel Dell Parkway and Cherry Creek Boulevard.

A Carmel police officer confronted an armed suspect and opened fire.

“We did have one officer who fired shots. I do not know how many. That investigation is ongoing,” said Carmel police Sgt. DJ Schoeff.

Sgt. Schoeff wouldn’t confirm whether the officer shot and killed the suspect.

Police did tell us two people died, one is considered a victim in the initial shooting, the suspect also died from their injuries.

“We do have an officer that was involved. We don’t know details of how many shots were fired, but we do know an officer responded and took action today,” said Schoeff.

So far police have not commented on the motive for the initial shooting.

There were multiple scenes within the same neighborhood which is leading to a lengthy investigation, but police don’t believe the shooting was random and insist the public is not in any further danger.

“Our officers responded very well and very professionally. They secured the scene to the point where we have no additional concern regarding safety,” said Schoeff.

The officer involved in the shooting was not hurt. The third person shot was taken to a local hospital to be treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

So far police have not confirmed the identities of anyone involved.

Some neighbors initially posted surveillance video from a doorbell camera where several shots could be heard, but police asked for those videos to be shared only with investigators at this time.

Anyone with information on the case is asked to contact the Carmel Police Department as an investigation into the incident continues.

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