Police respond to 4 separate shootings across Indianapolis in 5 hours


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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department responded to three shootings across Marion County Tuesday evening.

IMPD reported the shootings between roughly 5 p.m. and 9:30 p.m., and the victims’ injuries were said to be non-life threatening.

The first shooting happened on the near northwest side.

Police said a person was shot around 5 p.m. at the 600 block of West 30th Street.

IMPD said the victim was awake and breathing at the time.

The second occurred on the near southeast side of the city around 6:30 p.m., where IMPD responded to the scene of a shooting near 3300 Carpenter Court.

Police confirmed the victim was awake and breathing at the time of the report.

The third shooting took place on the northeast side.

IMPD said around 8 p.m., officers were sent to the 4300 block of Shady View Drive to a confirmed person shot at an apartment.

Officers arrived on scene to discover a 19-year-old male suffering from one gunshot wound to his body.

Police said the victim’s condition was stable and they were taken to Eskenazi hospital.

IMPD has a suspect in custody in this shooting. Officers said it is believed that the shooter and the victim knew each other, and the incident was possibly a case of mistaken identity.

According to police, the shooter fired two rounds, with one round striking the victim and the other going into a neighbor’s apartment.

Police said the neighbor was not injured.

Just after 9:30 p.m., officers were notified that a 14-year-old boy was rushed to the hospital in critical condition after being shot on the city’s near north side.

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