INDIANAPOLIS – Two Dutch men are in critical condition and another is in stable condition after a shooting occurred early Saturday morning in downtown Indianapolis.
Police responded to the Hampton Inn in the area of S. Meridian Street and W. Maryland Street at around 3:30 a.m.
Police found three men with gunshot wounds and they were later taken to area hospitals. Two of the men are said to be in critical condition and one in stable condition.
All three men are identified as Dutch soldiers from the Commando Corps on exercise in Indiana, according to the Netherlands Ministry of Defense. On Saturday, the Indiana National Guard confirmed that the soldiers were training at Muscatatuck Urban Training Center.
“It is a premier training facility and used by DoD as well as other allies,” Indiana National Guard said in a statement. “The Dutch soldiers visited Indianapolis at the end of their duty day. Our thoughts and prayers are with the soldiers and families during this difficult time.”
A preliminary investigation by IMPD suggests a disturbance occurred between victims and the suspect(s), resulting in the incident.
This is a developing story and will be updated when new information becomes available.