INDIANAPOLIS — On a night of stifling heat, officers with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department have responded to three different shootings in less than two hours across the city.
New York Street shooting
The first occurred shortly before 10 p.m. just outside a church on 4110 E. New York Street on Indy’s east side. Police said an adult male was in an argument with three other men prior to the shooting.
According to police, a group of people attending mass at the church attempted to stop the fight between the men before a gun was drawn and the victim was shot. Police said the adult male was alert and speaking when he was transported to a hospital in stable condition.
Ringgold Avenue shooting
The second shooting occurred around 11:10 p.m. in the 2100 block of Ringgold Avenue on Indy’s near south side. Police confirmed officers found a man suffering from a gunshot wound and said the victim was awake and breathing before being transported to a hospital.
“We have already spoken to witnesses and apparently there was a gun fight here in the middle of the street at a very close proximity,” said IMPD Nightwatch Commander Kerry Buckner.
At this time, investigators believe the gun fight happened after an argument over a “quarter ounce of marijuana.”
“Although it’s a small amount, there’s a lot of money to be made by selling marijuana so that causes people to rob other people and try to take their stuff for free,” said Buckner.
Police say the suspect was seen leaving in a small silver car.
Several cars parked along the street were damaged during the shootout.
N. Keystone shooting
Around the same time, on the city’s north side, police were called to the 4700 block of N. Keystone Avenue on another person shot report.
Officers confirmed a man was located who was suffering from a gunshot wound but did not have a condition at this time.
Police believe the man was shot in Arsenal Park and then pulled into Regions Bank parking lot on Keystone for help. He was taken to the hospital in critical condition.
No arrests have been made in any of these shootings.