2 people injured, 1 dead in near northwest shooting
INDIANAPOLIS–Metro Police are combing the near northwest side after a shooting that killed on person and injured multiple others Sunday night.
Shortly after 10 :30 p.m. police were called to the 2500 block of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Street on a report of shots fired.
Ambulances took several people to IU Health Methodist and Eskenazi hospitals with various injuries.
Police found two people shot at the scene – one in the chest and one in the ankle. The victim who was shot in the chest was transported to Eskenazi Hospital where they were pronounced dead.
Several other injuries were also reported but police are unsure of their severity at this point.
Officers say the original reports were that seven people were shot. When they arrived at the scene, officers say hundreds of people were gathered in the area and shots were still being fired.
According to police officials, a gathering of this type happens in this area every Sunday night, and it is not abnormal for violence to be reported as a result. In this case, police say an argument in the street ended in a spray on gunfire.
Police also say several people were injured in a car crash while attempting to flee the chaos.
According to officials, police have three possible suspects in custody.
A short time after the shooting, a third victim suffering from a non-life threatening gunshot wound walked into IU Methodist hospital for treatment. investigators say that person was also shot during this incident.
Anyone with information about this shooting is urged to call Crime Stoppers at 317-262-TIPS.