Crime Watch 8

Man stable after shooting in residential area near Butler University campus

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — A man is stable at a hospital after he was shot Wednesday afternoon in a residential area just south of Butler University, police said.

Police were called to a report of a person shot shortly before 3:35 p.m. Wednesday to the 600 block of Berkley Place. That’s a couple blocks south of West Hampton Drive on the Butler campus.

Police found the man inside a car on the street and he had suffered a gunshot wound to his right hip. He was taken to a hospital, and officers were unable to speak with him in the initial hours after the shooting, said William Young, public information officer with Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department. Butler’s police force also responded to the shooting.

Butler sent out a mass text about the shooting since it was close to the campus. Young said IMPD did not yet know if the victim, who has not been identified, was a Butler student. Young would not say who owns the home or whether students live in the home. Young also would not talk about evidence taken from the scene.

Police have no suspect in the shooting and were canvassing the area to talk to witnesses. However, Young said, there is no current threat to the Butler campus.


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