Parking lot shootout in downtown Indianapolis leaves several businesses damaged


INDIANAPOLIS — The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department responded to multiple shots fired in the 200 block of S. Meridian Street early Sunday morning.

Around 1 a.m., IMPD was called to the area on reports of shots fired. There were reportedly three individuals shooting at each other between cars in the northwest corner of the parking lot across from the Homewood Suites hotel. The suspects then fled the scene.

Commander Kerry Buckner said no one was found shot or injured at the scene, but bullets damaged many cars and clubs in the area. He also said shots were fired through the window of a room at the Homewood Suites hotel where a family was staying, shattering glass and hitting a wall in the bathroom.

Officers immediately shut down the bars and clubs in the area to clear the scene and to ensure everyone stayed safe. Meridian Street was blocked off to control the crowd and to keep traffic at a minimum. Commander Bucker said they had to call in about 25 additional officers to the scene to help control the chaos.

The Emergency Response Group responded quickly to the scene to help with any possible injuries. The IFD Fire Buffs Rehab Support Unit arrived on scene to provide snacks and drinks to ensure crews were hydrated and healthy.

So far, no arrests have been made in this shooting, and IMPD is still conducting their investigation.

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