Police investigating after two teens shot on west side

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (September 23, 2015) – Two teens are recovering in the hospital after being shot in a drive-by shooting Wednesday evening. Police are still looking for the person that fired numerous shots at an apartment complex on the city’s west side, not far from 10th street and I-465.

“His whole thumb was just gone…” described one witness of the 14-year-old victim, shot in the West Lake apartment complex Wednesday night.

Both teenage victims were shot in the chest.

“I was just telling him to stay calm, we all were,” said Nichocha Pascha who was at the complex visiting her aunt.

The 17-year-old victim drove himself to a nearby McDonald's, where witnesses called police. The 14-year-old victim is a Ben Davis High School student. Police say he dragged himself a few hundred feet, bleeding from his hand and chest, to a nearby apartment where neighbors called for help.

“It’s disappointing; too many young kids… too many,” said Pascha.

“I’m getting ready to move. I been out here three years, it’s time for me to go. It’s really time for me to go because it’s just getting too close to home and I pray every day for my son,” said one witness.

Officers on scene Wednesday said the two were shot from a moving car, multiple times.

“We don’t believe it’s random. They were specifically using that force and that violence directed at those two individuals,” said IMPD Officer Christopher Wilburn.

While witnesses remain tight lipped, officers are trying to piece together what happened.

“We don’t know exactly why or what led to this particular shooting. We can say these individuals were targeted,” said Wilburn.

The names of these victims are not being released. Police need help finding the person who shot them. If you have any information call Central Indiana Crime Stoppers at (317)262-TIPS.

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