INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Metro police are investigating a homicide after a 27 year old Indianapolis man was shot from a vehicle and later died as two cars were driving down a northeast side street.
Shortly after 12:30 Friday afternoon, a woman driving a yellow Toyota Celica pulled into the Citgo gas station with a critically injured passenger.
The woman got out and went into the store asking for help.
Police say 27 year old Carl Chislom who was in the passenger seat had been shot.
Medics arrived at the scene, but Chislom died in the back of the ambulance.
Homicide detectives along with crime lab technicians arrived and began searching for evidence.
Police say two vehicles were driving in the 4200 block of Arlington Avenue when Chislom was shot.
The female driver was grazed, but is expected to be okay.
Police are still working to find out who is responsible.
One woman we spoke with who is a part of the neighborhood watch says crime in the area has gotten better.
Liz Wisdom hopes IMPD’s “Beat Patrols” will increase a police presence and will help prevent crimes like this before they even start.
“I think the beat system is great. It hasn’t happened yet, but if it happens I think it would definitely benefit the neighborhoods, but the thing is, you gotta put it in place and keep it in place,” said Wisdom.
IMPD’s North District Commander Chris Bailey is asking the public for help with information.
“If you have any information or you saw a reckless vehicle or heard shots fired or you saw anything, please call Crime Stoppers at 262-TIPS.”
Chislom’s family was at the scene and identified him.
Many people who gathered at the gas station were very emotional about the shooting.
IPS School 83 across the street was not placed on lock down Friday afternoon.
Police are also looking at security video from the gas station to see if it could help in the investigation.