Crime Watch 8

Girl, 5, hurt in shooting outside skating rink on northwest side

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — A 5-year-old girl was injured Saturday in a shooting outside a skating rink near West 38th Street and Interstate 465.

Officers with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department were called around 6:07 p.m. Saturday to 3902 N. Glen Arm Road, the location of Skateland.

They arrived to find a “younger child” who had injuries consistent with a gunshot wound. The child was taken to Riley Hospital for Children and was stable, Officer Genae Cook with IMPD Public Affairs said.

Police at the scene confirmed the child was a 5-year-old girl.

Skateland posted a statement on its Facebook page on Sunday:

“Two women were driving out of our parking lot yesterday afternoon after attending a child’s birthday party. They fired shots out of their car window as they were exiting the lot, at their own family members who they had been arguing with for at least a year.  One of the bullets hit one of the children in the car in the leg, an innocent 5-year -old girl.  We are so happy to have received reports that the child is doing ok.  We apologize to the guests that were kept in our facility for a short time following the incident but we are glad that there were no other families in the lot at the time it happened.  We also apologize to those that could not come skating last night.  We wanted to give detectives the time they needed to investigate the incident.  We will continue to do our part in diligently working with the detectives to make sure justice is served for this family.”

No information about the circumstances of the shooting was immediately provided by police.