1 teen dead, 2 people hospitalized after shooting on northeast side of Indy

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UPDATE (May 7, 2021) — Elijah Young pleaded guilty to a charge of robbery resulting in serious bodily injury. A murder charge and a separate armed robbery charge were dropped as a result of his plea deal. He was sentenced to 12 years, with 4 years in the Indiana Department of Correction Juvenile Facility (with mental health counseling and education classes) and 2 years in Marion County Community Corrections on home detention with GPS monitoring. Young will also have two years of probation. Six years of the sentence were suspended.

UPDATE:

17-year-old Elijah Young is being charged as an adult for murder and attempted burglary. 

Elijah Young

ORIGINAL STORY: 

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Police are investigating after three people—including two teenagers—were shot on the northeast side of Indianapolis early Tuesday morning. One of the teens died from his injuries.

Officers with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department received a call about a shooting in the 4000 block of North Wittfield Street around 12:50 a.m.

They found two teen boys shot when they arrived. Medics pronounced one of the teens dead at the scene. The second teen was transported to the hospital in critical condition.

A short time later, officers received a run to Community Hospital East. A man who was shot on Wittfield had driven himself to the hospital. Police tell us he is in serious condition.

“One person is claiming this was a robbery. We haven’t confirmed that. We don’t know, but we will be out here investigating for the next few hours,” IMPD LT. Kerry Buckner said. “It doesn’t seem like it was a random act of violence you know, but we don’t know a whole lot at this point.”

IMPD tells us it’s still early in their investigation, and we will add updates when they’re made available.

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