INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department has confirmed that a victim in an early morning shooting outside a home in Eagledale has died from his injuries.
The incident happened on the 2900 block of Mussman Drive around 2:40 a.m. outside a home located near West 30th Street and Georgetown Road, just north of Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
According to a police report, the victim is a 58-year-old man. He was originally transported to Methodist Hospital in critical condition where, despite life-saving efforts, he succumbed to his wound.
Police say the victim, along with a woman, were on their way home when three men jumped out of a vehicle and ordered them out of their vehicle at gun point.
The victim was shot in the abdomen before all three suspects took off. The suspects drove a white van with a black stripe. At this time, the motive behind the shooting is unclear.
It is also unknown if the victims were picked at random or specifically targeted. The name of the victim is being withheld until authorities notify next-of-kin.
Neighbors said this kind of crime is unusual for the community. ”I’m shocked because the streets it’s on is actually where my nephew and my other nephew play at because they got friends," Neighbor Brittany Redmon said.
The shooting has Redmon thinking a lot about her kids and their safety. She said kids are the future, and we must protect them.
Moving forward, she's going to tell her kids to stay alert. "If they see something or someone arguing, I will just have them leave the scene because you never know what it can escalate to, and we don’t want them to get hurt," Redmon said.
Anyone with information is urged to contact the homicide office at (317) 327-3475 or Crime Stoppers at (317) 262-TIPS.