INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - IMPD officers are investigating after an apparent home invasion robbery that has left a teen in critical condition, at last check. Investigators say it does not appear to be a random act.
Just before 3:45 p.m., authorities were dispatched to the area of E. 82nd St. and Jordan lane on the report of a shooting and found the teen inside his home shot. Police said they had received a call of suspicious subjects, and that people heard shots fired and saw at least two men run from the house.
"A neighbor, and I'm not sure how this actually played out, fired some shots at the suspects, we don't think anybody was hit," Lt. Mark McCardia said.
IMPD confirms the victim, an 18-year-old, has been taken to an area hospital.
"It does not appear to be a random act at all," McCardia said. "We don't think there's any threat to public safety, the suspects fled the area. Our helicopter was actually up and was right over the scene very quickly. But they somehow got out of this area."
Neighbors in the area were shocked to learn the news, but said they were relieved it doesn't appear to be random.
"It's a wonderful residential neighborhood, we've had some break ins over the past couple years, but never an armed break in where somebody was actually shot so it's extremely, extremely concerning," a neighbor who asked not to be identified said. "We've been thinking about security in the neighborhood for the past couple years as one of the leaders here in the neighborhood and this just adds another level of complexity to how we've got to figure that out going forward."
Police noted it is early in the investigation, so information is preliminary. Anyone with information is asked to call police.