2 teens shot near high school right as basketball game was letting out

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Two teens were rushed to the hospital after being shot on Indy’s near north side right as a large crowd was walking to their cars after a basketball game.

Police were called to Meridian Street near Shortridge High School around 9 p.m. Tuesday.

There was a basketball game getting out around the same time, so a lot of people were in the area.

“There were a lot of people leaving the high school basketball game at Shortridge, so if someone’s watching and leaving the game and saw something please call CrimeStoppers,” said IMPD Capt. Michael Elder.

Police say when they got to the scene they found one teen had been shot at least once. He was rushed to Eskenazi Hospital, and he is in critical condition.

Officers found multiple shell casings on Meridian Street.

During their investigation, they later found out that another teen had been shot in the same area. He was taken to the hospital, and he was awake and alert as he was transported.

Police detained two people at the scene, but they couldn’t tell us if they were witnesses or suspects. Elder said it’s too early to know if the incident is connected to the game in any way. An IPS spokesperson said there is no evidence currently linking the two together.

If you were at that basketball game and saw something, call Crime Stoppers at 317-262-8477.

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