Crime Watch 8

IMPD frustrated after latest round of violence in the city

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – Indianapolis police are frustrated after another violent night in Indianapolis. Investigators said six people were shot Tuesday night and early Wednesday across the city.

Police said a 15-year-old boy is in critical condition and an 18-year-old man is stable after being shot on the city’s east side Wednesday morning.

At around 1:15 a.m. police said the two flagged down an officer near ‪10th Street‬ and Linwood Avenue. They told police they were shot in their car a few blocks away, near Michigan Street, but otherwise wouldn’t cooperate with the police.

The 15-year-old was transported to the hospital in critical condition while the 18-year-old was taken to Community Hospital and was stable.

The relationship between the two is unclear at this time.

 No possible suspect information has been released. Investigators found guns in the area of the shooting, but don’t know who they belong to.

Officers said these two young men were victims number four and five for the night.

From 9 p.m. on Tuesday to early Wednesday morning, police said six people were shot.

The first shooting happened near 42nd Street and Brentwood Avenue. Police said that person is stable.

The next shooting happened at around 11 p.m. on Commons Drive near North High School Road. Investigators said the victim doesn’t have life-threatening injuries.

Around 11:30 p.m., another shooting occurred on North Graham Avenue near 30th Street. Police said that person was awake and breathing when officers arrived at the scene.‬

At around 2:30 a.m., Wednesday morning, police said a sixth shooting victim showed up to Sidney & Lois Eskenazi Hospital.

Police said they need help solving all of these crimes.

“It is very frustrating,” said Cpt. Lawrence Wheeler with IMPD. “Especially when we get no cooperation from the witnesses. If you were shot wouldn’t you want to find out who did it? But I guess they just don’t care. So it is very frustrating. It’s a lot of resources that we put out investigating these shootings with people who absolutely don’t care that we solve the crimes what so ever. So it is very frustrating.”

Police are urging anyone with information on any of these shootings to come forward and call police or Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana at 317-262-8477.


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