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Juvenile injured in Plainfield road rage shooting

A car belonging to the Plainfield Police Department. (WISH Photo)

Update: According to Plainfield police, the juvenile that was shot Wednesday night was taken to Eskenazi Hospital and had surgery. The juvenile came out of surgery and is in stable condition. On Thursday morning, Plainfield police executed search warrants on an apartment located at Gladden Farms in Plainfield, where two black males and a black female were taken into custody. The alleged suspect vehicle was also located and is believed to be the one involved in the shooting. A 17-year-old male juvenile remains in custody while an 18-year-old male has been released. Additionally, a 16-year-old female has been released into the custody of her parents.

PLAINFIELD, Ind. (WISH) — A juvenile was shot after a road rage incident in Plainfield, police say.

At 9 p.m. Wednesday, Plainfield officers were dispatched to the area of Township Line Road and Bluewood Way on a report of a person shot. Upon arriving to the scene, officers located a young male who had been shot at least two times. Emergency services arrived and transported the victim to Eskenazi Hospital in Indianapolis.

Investigators believe the shooting began as a road rage incident involving a silver Dodge Charger with three to four male occupants and a Silver Kia Optima with 3 male occupants. Police say words were exchanged between the occupants of both vehicles in the 2700 block of East Main Street. Both vehicles eventually ended up traveling west on Township Line Road between Smith Road and Bluewood Way when the driver of the Charger fired multiple shots through the open passenger window, which struck the Optima on the driver’s side rear area of the vehicle where the passenger that was injured had been sitting.

The Dodge Charger left the area and the Kia Optima drove to the area of Township Line Road and Bluewood Way, where police and medical personnel were called to the scene.

Police are looking for the suspects, who are described as three to four males in a Silver Dodge Charger with front-end damage and a rear spoiler.

Anyone with information regarding this incident was asked to call the Plainfield Police Department crime tipline at 317-754-5200.

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