INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – Five people were shot and one person died in a string of four shootings from Tuesday night into Wednesday morning in Indianapolis.
Indianapolis Metropolitan Police said they are frustrated with the violence and are asking the public to calm down.
“It’s very frustrating, we are just in a position where we are going non-stop and we are having people shot. And we are not even talking about the number of people we have had stabbed lately. Just, we are up to almost 104 homicides… If people could please calm down a little bit,” said Captain Larry Wheeler with IMPD.
Tuesday night’s deadly shooting happened at Waldemere Avenue and West Washington Street around 9:10 pm. That’s just East of the I-465 interchange for U.S. 40.
Police said a man was killed and a woman was hurt after someone shot several times into their moving car. Police said the car then crashed into a Dollar Tree on West Morris Avenue.
Medics from the Wayne Township Fire Department were in the area and also heard the gunfire. They ran to help the driver, who later died. IMPD said the man was shot around seven times. The woman, who was a passenger in the car, was shot once. She does not have life-threatening injuries, according to police.
Then at around 10:30 p.m. police were called to Sherman Drive near 38th Street, where they said two people were shot. Investigators said the first person was on scene and the second person showed up later to Methodist Hospital. Police said both of the people were listed as stable.
Then at around midnight, another person was shot near 42nd Street and Post Road. Police said that person is in serious condition.
IMPD also responded to a shooting in the 10100 block of John Marshall Drive before 10:30 p.m.Tuesday. The victim is in good condition.
IMPD said this string of shootings is another example of how there is too much violence happening in Indianapolis.