INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Oct 30th 2015) — A dangerous shooting inside a metro mall is caught on camera.
Indianapolis police are trying to track down two suspects following a shooting inside Washington Square Mall that injured three people.
The video taken from inside the mall shows a man wearing white running for his life as an armed shooter in black, clearly holding a handgun, repeatedly pulls the trigger.
Outside the mall, another camera shows a suspect running through the parking lot.
Police aren’t sure if that’s the same shooter seen inside, but investigators are looking for two suspects.
“Obviously we hope someone sees this video and calls police and identifies who that person is. We don’t know who it is, but someone in the community does,” said IMPD Sgt. Kendale Adams.
Police say the shooting started when the suspect began arguing with another man.
While the shooter may have known one of the victims, investigators say the other two victims were apparently innocent bystanders.
The images from inside the mall are a little grainy and it’s hard to see the suspects faces, but police say releasing surveillance video to the public is an effective crime fighting tool and they hope that proves true in this case.
“We’re going to release video when we feel like it’s going to help our detectives and our bottom line is trying to find who did this,” said Adams.
Two of the three victims have been released from the hospital.
The third remains in the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
Police identified the victims as Aaron Carr, 26, Myliah Esco, 20 and Robert Kennedy, 25. Carr is still in the hospital and the other two victims have been released.
Suspect #1 is described as a black male 19 to 20 years old approximately 6’6″, thin build wearing a black hoodie, armed with a handgun.
Suspect #2 is described as a black male, 19 to 20 years old, approximately 5’10”, thin build, wearing black clothing.
Friday, City-County Councilor La Keisha Jackson (District 18) released a statement, saying she was injured in the incident but was not shot.
“On Wednesday, I witnessed a criminal act while shopping in my community. While I am deeply disturbed by the actions of the individuals who put the lives of our neighbors in jeopardy, I remain focused on working with public safety and our community to stop this kind of senseless violence. The far eastside is a wonderful place to live, work, worship, and raise a family. We also are open for business, and I encourage people to continue to support far eastside businesses.
On a personal note, I want to thank the first responders who assisted us on the scene, and the many people who have reached out to me expressing their concern. I am very grateful for the support.”
She was released from the hospital and is now recovering at home.