CARMEL, Ind. (WISH) — Two people are dead — including the armed suspect — and a third person was taken to a hospital after a Monday morning shooting in a Carmel neighborhood, police said Monday afternoon.
Just after 8 a.m. Monday, someone threatened to commit suicide in the 14300 block of Riverrock Court in the Spring Creek neighborhood, Carmel Police Department said in a news release Monday night.
By the time police arrived, two people had been shot and the suspect had “left the location,” said a news release issued Monday night.
The neighborhood is southeast of the intersection of East 146th Street and Hazel Dell Parkway.
Sgt. D.J. Schoeff of the Carmel Police Department on Monday afternoon said to the news media and in a police department Facebook Live post that the shooting happened near the intersection of Rippling Brook Way and Creekbend Drive.
Monday night’s news release said, “Officers located the suspect nearby and one officer discharged their service weapon during the subsequent interaction. One victim and the suspect were pronounced deceased at the scene. The second victim was transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Based upon the preliminary investigation, it was determined the suspect shot the two victims.”
Police have released no additional information on the people involved in the shooting.
The release did not provide additional information about the officer who fired a gun. Schoeff said early Monday afternoon about the officer who fired the gun, “I do not know how many shots at this time. The investigation is still ongoing.”
It was also not unknown if shots were fired at the officer, Schoeff said. The news release also contained no information about whether anyone fired at police.
“Because of the way things played out in this investigation we are determining there are multiple scenes we are looking into so that takes a lot of time and a lot of personnel to do that,” Schoeff said.
On Monday evening, police continued to block roads to and from the neighborhood and restricted access to residents.
Police asked anyone who has audio or video of the incident to not post it on social media, but instead turn it over to the police by calling the emergency dispatch center at 317-571-2580 to ask to speak to a police officer.
Police had initially said one only person had died in the shooting.