UPDATE (11/21/2023): In a series of posts to X, formerly known as Twitter, Fishers PD specified that the shooting took place at The District at Saxony Apartments — located near the intersection of Baden Drive and Rhineland Pass.
Police also indicated that the shooting victim was a 19-year-old man from Indianapolis. The man had non-life-threatening injuries when he checked himself into a hospital after the shooting.
Neighbors living at the apartment complex were surprised to learn about the shooting.
“Honestly, it’s pretty shocking,” said neighbor Tristian Daniels. “The most noise we get over here sirens wise is just the ambulances passing through going to the hospital.”
Daniels lives at the complex with his wife and baby daughter and said he was disheartened to learn the victim is only 19.
“To hear it was a 19-year-old, my little sister is 18 and she just drove down from college,” Daniels described. “This is a first for me. This is a first for my wife and us experiencing this living here.”
Fishers Police say the shooting does not appear to be random. While the department did not have specific numbers of shootings in 2023 during an interview on Tuesday, FPD officials said there has not been any uptick in violence.
“There’s really nowhere in Fishers that would be deemed a high crime area,” said Major Mike Janes with the Fishers Police Department.
Major Janes said detectives are still working to figure out why the Indy teenager was in the area and what led to the shooting. They are also trying to pinpoint who is behind it.
“Our detectives are just trying to put together the pieces to figure out what occurred, what events led up to the shooting,” he said. “And hopefully that’ll bring forth a suspect or suspects that were involved in it.”
Janes said doorbell cameras can be tremendous help for detectives.
“Investigators start to really put everything together,” Janes described of the cameras. “And [cameras] give them a lead they can follow down.”
Fishers Police said there is no ongoing threat to the community but are asking anyone with information to share it with the department.
FISHERS, Ind. — The Fishers Police Department is investigating a shooting that occurred in the area of Saxony Beach.
According to a press release from FPD, officers believe the shooting occurred at approximately 4:15 p.m. Sunday.
Police reported that the person shot checked in at a hospital in Fishers on their own. FPD also indicated that the person was later transported to an Indianapolis hospital to receive treatment for a gunshot wound they sustained.
Police did not provide any additional updates on the victim’s condition in their press release.
FPD investigators believe the shooting was targeted and that there is no active threat to public safety as of this article’s publication.
Police did not specify whether or not a person has been taken into custody in connection to the shooting.
FPD is still investigating the incident. Investigators encourage those with information on the shooting to call the detective assigned to the case at (317) 595-3331. Email tips can also be submitted to Detective Smith at email@example.com.