Beech Grove residents wake to gunshots, loud booms

BEECH GROVE, Ind. (WISH) – Many people living in the Beech Grove area woke to what sounded like gunshots early Tuesday morning.

Law enforcement officials said there wasn’t any reason to be concerned.

Marion County dispatchers said they received numerous phone calls overnight about loud booms and gunshots coming from the former St. Francis Hospital in Beech Grove.

24-Hour News 8 was told there was a military drill happening there.

Many residents saw and heard military helicopters and didn’t know what was happening.

Anyone in the Beech Grove area know what the hell just happened??? I went out to my car, and then a ton of explosion…

Posted by Brandon Negri on Monday, May 23, 2016

Residents of Beech Grove were upset that they weren’t notified of the drill in advance. Many residents called 911.


Neither the Beech Grove police twitter page and the city’s Facebook page mentioned anything about the drills.

No one in the area was ever in danger and no injuries have been reported.