10 people shot, one fatally, after party on the northeast side of Indianapolis
9 people shot, one dead, after party on the northeast side of Indianapolis – News 8 coverage at 7 a.m.
UPDATE: The Marion County Coroner has identified the victim fatally shot as 16-year-old Kalin Washington
UPDATE: At 7 p.m. Sunday, IMPD provided the following information regarding the shooting:
“The deceased victim was a teenage female. The Marion County Coroner’s office will provide her identity and age after notification to next-of-kin. The non-fatal shooting victims’ ages and genders are as follows:
- 16 male
- 16 male
- 16 male
- 17 male
- 17 male
- 18 female
- 18 female
- 21 male
- 21 female
The individuals who were initially detained were released pending further investigation. Anyone with information about this case is encouraged to contact IMPD homicide detectives or call Crime Stoppers anonymously.”
INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — A total of 10 people, ages 16 – 22, have been shot, one fatally, after a party on the city’s northeast side early Sunday morning.
Police haven’t shared the name or age of the woman who died at the scene, or details on any of the other people shot.
According to the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department, at around midnight, officers responded to the 5100 block of East 65th Street, not far from Binford Boulevard, after getting reports that a person had been shot.
When officers arrived at the scene, they found at least nine people with gunshot wounds at an unspecified building. Police say one woman who was shot died at the scene. All of the other people are between the ages of 16 and 22 years old and are said to be in stable condition.
According to IMPD, multiple guns were found at the scene. Several people have been detained, but no one is under arrest yet.
IMPD is still investigating what led up to the shooting but says there was a large gathering of teenagers and young people in the area attending a party before gunfire broke out.
Officer Samone Burris, a public information officer with IMPD, told News 8, “They should be able to have a space where they can enjoy a good time. Additionally, our children need support from their parents, community members, churches, and any organization in our community that focuses on youth. Our children need us. And this, tonight, is another example of why it’s important for us to have conversations with our youth and just continue to educate them about gun violence, about settling disputes, and just how to have a good time and go home safely.”
Indianapolis TenPoint Coalition President Reverend Dr. Charles Harrison responded to the shooting on social media, saying, “Indy, this is so troubling to wake up and hear the news of 9 people being shot, with 1 person being killed, ages 16 to 22. This kind of madness has to end with this disregard for the sanctity of human life. This senseless violence is devastating our community and destroying lives.”
Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett shared this in a statement regarding the shooting:
“I am frustrated and angry at the news of young people shot at a Halloween party last night. There are far too many guns in the hands of those who have no business having them, and shocking violence is too often the result. IMPD is investigating and will hold fully accountable those who have chosen to settle disagreements with firearms.”
Joe Hogsett, Indianapolis Mayor
Republican Jefferson Shreve, a candidate for Indianapolis mayor, shared this in a statement regarding the shooting:
“There has to be consequences to this serial gun violence. Kids shouldn’t have handguns in their pockets and they ought to know if they pull it out to solve some little scrap that there are consequences. We’ve got to close this revolving door.”
Jefferson Shreve, Republican Indianapolis mayoral candidate
Anyone with information on this incident should contact Detective Gregory Taylor at the IMPD Homicide Office at 317-327-3475 or e-mail him at Gregory.Taylor2@indy.gov.