Man seriously wounded at same spot of deadly shooting previous night

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Indianapolis Metropolitan police say a man was shot Sunday at the same spot of a deadly shooting Saturday night.

In less than 24 hours police were called to the scene of a person shot in the 4100 block of East 16th Street.

At 9:20 p.m. a caller reported hearing multiple gunshots at the Conoco gas station.

Police say a man was shot at least once and went to Eskenazi Hospital in critical condition. Police identified him Monday as Donald Baker, 53, Indianapolis. He remains in serious condition, police said.

Investigators said Baker unintentionally hit the vehicle of someone attending a prayer vigil at the location. An “angry mob” confronted Baker; police believe someone from that group fired the shot that injured him.

IMPD Night Watch Commander, Michael Jefferson told our news crew he is not able to say if Sunday’s shooting is connected with Saturday night’s fatal shooting of a 16-year-old male. The prayer vigil at the location was organized after Saturday’s shooting.

“This is another example of the senseless violence going on in our city,” Jefferson said. “Somehow we have to find a way to settle our differences without turning to violence.”

Anyone with information should call Crime Stoppers at (317) 262-TIPS.

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