INDIANAPOLIS — Indianapolis police are investigating after two teenagers were shot, one fatally, on the city’s east side.
Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department officers heard gunshots around 7:20 p.m. Thursday while patrolling the 3100 block of N. Emerson Avenue, IMPD Capt. Mark McCardia said on scene. Around the same time, dispatch began receiving calls of a person shot.
Upon arrival to the area, which is near the intersection of Emerson and E. 32nd Street, IMPD officers “almost immediately” located two teenage victims suffering from gunshot wounds.
Police said one of the victims, a female juvenile, was pronounced dead at the scene. The other teen, a male, was taken to an area hospital in serious condition.
The female victim was later identified as 14-year-old Kaleiah Veloise-Mae Dean.
According to Capt. McCardia, the shooting occurred outside an apartment complex and the surviving victim was found near a house across the street before EMS crews arrived.
Capt. McCardia said on scene that it is unknown what led up to the shooting.
Prior to this shooting, there had been 22 youth homicides within Indianapolis this year.