GREENFIELD, Ind. — A teenage boy is hospitalized following a shooting in Greenfield.
Police were dispatched to the 800 block of N. Noble Street for a reported shooting around 6:40 a.m.
911 callers reported the incident as a drive-by shooting, but police say that does not appear to be accurate.
Greenfield police found a juvenile male in front of a home with gunshot wounds, although the motive for the shooting remains unclear.
“We’re not yet sure if it happened in the house,” said Greenfield deputy chief Chuck McMichael. “We’re not sure where the shots were fired from.”
So far no suspects have been identified and police couldn’t say for sure how the victim may have known the shooter, but investigators do believe the victim was likely targeted.
Police do not believe there is an ongoing threat to the public.
“I can’t tell you the last time we had a shooting in the city that would lead us to believe this is someone shooting at random people, so we don’t believe this was a random act,” said McMichael.
Several neighbors didn’t want to talk about the shooting on camera, but admit they’re surprised by the violent crime in Greenfield, which police insist is rare.
Regardless of where they live, deputy chief McMichael maintains the best way to keep kids from falling victim to violence is for parents to stay involved in their lives.
“You know with gun violence increasing in central Indiana, we highly encourage parents to know where their children are. Know who their friends are. Get to know their friends so they can avoid some of these issues from happening,” said McMichael.
Those who live in the area are encouraged to check home camera systems for any suspicious activity before/after 6:40am. If footage is located that you believe could help in this investigation, please contact Detective Lieutenant Nichole Gilbert at 317-325-1221 or by email at email@example.com.