LAWRENCE, Ind. — Two juveniles were taken to the hospital in stable condition Monday morning after they were shot in Lawrence, according to Lawrence Police Department.

Police were called to the 4800 block of Hartman Drive at about 9:30 a.m.

Officers arrived to find two male juveniles suffering from gunshot wounds. Police say a 14-year-old was shot in the leg. A 15-year-old was shot in the arm and leg. Both were taken to IU Health Methodist Hospital.

Police said both juveniles stated that they were walking in the 4600 block of Richardt Avenue when someone in a vehicle fired shots at them and took off east from their location.

LPD noted that detectives do not currently have information on that vehicle but are processing the scene and gathering information. 

Police do not believe this was a random act, possibly a retaliation for something. “We need to end with the violence. It’s just been out of control and it needs to stop,” said Captain Travis Cline, with the Lawrence Police Department.

Anyone with information about this incident call LPD at 317-545-7575 or contact Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana at 317-262-8477.