Two people shot on Indy’s near north side; person of interest in custody

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Investigators at scene of shooting on Aug. 24, 2015

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Aug. 24, 2015) — Two people were shot on the near north side of Indianapolis Monday morning. Police say they believe one victim was a man who was just caught in the crossfire.

Indianapolis Metropolitan police say a fight started in the 3100 block of North Pennsylvania Street sometime after 6:30 a.m. and young men began exchanging gunfire. Police say one bullet hit a man who was walking out of a home on Pennsylvania towards a car, but they do not believe that man was involved in the fight. He was taken to Eskenazi in critical condition.

Officers say another bullet hit a male who police believe was involved though — and say it appears he moved himself to a near-by alley before he was taken to Methodist in serious condition. Police say he is stable now.

Some neighbors who woke-up to see the crime tape say it’s not what they’re used to seeing on their street.

“Our kids go to school like two blocks away, we walk them to school,” said neighbor Josh Reeves.

“It’s like, holy cow, do we need to be more cautious? It’s not like it was at 2:00 in the morning, it was at 6:40 in the morning,” Reeves said.

A person of interest was taken into IMPD custody. Police say there’s another person who may have been involved as well. Anyone with information can contact Crime Stoppers: 317-262-TIPS.

The shootings follow a violent stretch around Indianapolis since Thursday that has included a total of 16 people shot, seven of them fatally.

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