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Several juveniles injured in mass shooting in downtown Indianapolis

Several juveniles injured in mass shooting near Circle Centre Mall

UPDATE: Mayor Joe Hogsett provided a statement regarding the shooting:

“This Easter Sunday, I am heartbroken for the young people whose lives have been impacted by what occurred last night.

Let me be clear: a 12-year-old child has no business being out late at night anywhere without parental or adult supervision. As important, there is no reason why a young person at any age should be in possession of a gun.

But no level of law enforcement or community programming can keep guns out of the hands of every young person in our city. Solutions will require all of us to address the ease with which our youth access and turn to firearms to solve their conflicts.

The City of Indianapolis is continuing to build on our $150 million violence reduction strategy, including hiring a Chief Violence Prevention Officer who will focus exclusively on youth and working to prosecute those who provide firearms to minors.”

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Several juveniles were injured in a shooting late Saturday night in downtown Indianapolis, police say.

Online police reports show that the victims were four boys and three girls, ages 12 – 16.

Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department officers were patrolling downtown when they heard shots being fired near the intersection of Illinois and West Maryland streets just after 11:30 p.m. Saturday.

When police arrived at the scene, they found a large group of juveniles, six of whom had gunshot wounds. All six were taken to a nearby hospital for treatment.

Police also responded to a walk-in person shot at Community South Hospital around the same time. The juvenile injured there was also shot in the Maryland Street shooting.

IMPD said in a release Monday that all seven juveniles sustained nonlife-threatening injuries.

Detectives say they believe more than one shooter was involved in the incident, but they have not made any arrests related to the shooting. Two juveniles were detained at the time of the incident for resisting law enforcement.

IMPD says detectives are actively following several leads and reviewing security camera footage. They have also applied for multiple search warrants but did not specify what for.

Anyone with information about this incident was asked to contact Det. Albert Teaters at the IMPD Homicide Office at 3170-327-3475 or e-mail him at

This is Indianapolis’ third mass shooting in three weeks.

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