Man shot during carjacking at near north side gas station

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department is investigating a shooting at a gas station on the city’s near north side.

Officers responded to the BP gas station at the corner of West 38th and North Illinois streets around 4 a.m.  When they arrived on the scene, they found a person suffering from two gunshot wounds.

According to IMPD Spokesperson Lt. Christopher Bailey, the two suspects approached the victim when he was at the gas pumps. Police said the victim was ordered out of his vehicle at gunpoint.

When he exited his car, authorities said one of the two men shot him twice in the stomach, before fleeing in the victim’s vehicle.

Medics transported the victim awake and breathing to IU Health Methodist Hospital in critical condition.

Several hours later, officers located the stolen vehicle. Police said the vehicle was set on fire.

Anyone with information about this incident should call CrimeStoppers at 317-262-TIPS (8477).  Callers can also text “INDYCS” plus tip information to 274627 (CRIMES)

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