INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Jan. 11, 2014) — Two teens are recovering after they were shot, one of them in the head. Both of the shootings happened between late Friday night and early Saturday morning.
The first of the two shootings happened around 11:30 p.m. Friday at a home on North New Jersey Street. According to police sources, a girl, 13, was in a bedroom using her laptop when she was shot. Shell casings were found outside the house. As detectives started trying to figure out what happened, they spoke to the girl’s brother who said he’d gotten in to a fight earlier in the day, and thinks it might have had something to do with that. The girl was taken to Methodist Hospital for treatment.
Then, between 5 a.m. and 5:30 a.m. Saturday, police sped over to a home on North Tacoma Avenue at East Michigan Street where a girl, 15, was shot. That girl, police say, was driven to Riley Hospital for Children. There aren’t many details available in this instance. Detectives tried talking to the mother, but police say she’d been drinking and they’re getting different stories about what happened.
Reaction is spreading through the faith-based community.
“I was certainly frustrated because I was on the streets all night trying to stop street violence and then you wake up and hear about these two teens,” said Rev. Charles Harrison, leader of the 10 Point Coalition.
Rev. Harrison makes it his mission to stop this kind of violence on our streets.
“When you come out there and you see this senseless violence that is affecting the lives of people who are just supposedly starting out in life, and here we are, they’re injured seriously or in some cases they’re even dead,” he said.
Metro police do say both teen girls who were shot suffered graze wounds, and were treated. There is no word on any arrests.