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3 people shot at Lawrence Community Park

LAWRENCE, Ind. (WISH) — Three people were injured in a shooting in Lawrence Community Park, police say.

At 10:15 p.m. Sunday, officers with the Lawrence Police Department responded to a shooting at Lawrence Community Park in the 5300 block of North Franklin Road.

When officers arrived, they located three individuals with gunshot wounds. All three victims suffered non-life-threatening injuries. Two victims were grazed by bullets and not transferred to the hospital. The third victim suffered a gunshot wound to the leg and was transferred to the hospital.

Police say they are unsure what caused the incident, but they say the shooting occurred after a gathering at the park.

Gary Woodruff, chief deputy of the Lawrence Police Department, called the shooting “disturbing” and says officers will double-down on their efforts at areas where people gather to have fun.

“Certainly we’re going to be paying more attention on the police throughout the area, or even more attention to the parks, or public parks or places for families to come and gather and enjoy themselves. This is one of our premier locations here and more It’s, it’s typically very safe here, and we’re gonna make sure it stays that way,” Woodruff said.

Anyone with information was asked to contact the Lawrence Police Department at 317-545-7575 or Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana at 317-262-TIPS.

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