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2 injured in shooting on near-east side; 1 victim is 11 years old

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Detectives on Monday were investigating after two people were shot on the city’s near-east side.

The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department responded just after 6 a.m. Monday to the 900 block of North Beville Avenue. That’s near 10th and Rural streets.

IMPD officers arrived to discover two shooting victims. Police say one victim was an 11-year-old boy, and the other was an 18-year-old woman.

Police have not said what led up to the shooting. They won’t say if this was a drive-by shooting or someone standing outside the house.

IMPD says they’re trying to determine whether the shooting was random or targeted. They’re still trying to figure out what led to the shooting, so they’re asking anyone in the area for any security footage that will help them. Anyone with surveillance footage is asked to call IMPD at 317-327-3475.

Suspect information has not yet been made available. Police say the victims have injuries not considered to be life-threatening.

A resident of the area who was not part of the shooting, Elizabeth Foster, said, “I love our neighborhood specifically our street, so it’s just kind of scary to think that something like this could happen on our street it being like a targeted thing or not.”

Another neighbor, Michael Goines, said, “I still feel comfortable living here. I wouldn’t change my mind. Things like that do happen and it’s sad to hear, but it does happen.”