Man injured after downtown Indianapolis bar fight ends in shooting


Metro police investigating a shooting that started as a bar fight downtown.

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — A man was shot in downtown Indianapolis early Sunday morning after a bar fight escalated to gunfire, according to the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department.

The shooting happened around 2 a.m. in the 700 block of Massachusetts Avenue.

Police say two men were involved in a fight at the Metro Nightclub and both were thrown out because of the altercation.

Investigators believe one of the men went to his vehicle and retrieved a gun. He then shot the other man in the leg outside of the bar.

The victim was taken to the hospital by ambulance in stable condition.

Police say they do have one person in custody for questioning. It’s unclear at this time if that person is a suspect or witness in the shooting.

An investigation into the incident is ongoing.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police or call CRIME STOPPERS at 317-262-TIPS (8477).

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