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Two in custody after shooting in park on near northwest side

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UPDATE: IMPD detectives arrested 19-year-old Davon Porter for attempted murder for his role in Tuesday’s shooting at Bertha Ros Park.

The second individual detained after the shooting was later released, the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department said Wednesday.

Police identified the victim as a 22-year-old male.

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Two suspects were in custody after a man was shot Tuesday night at an Indianapolis park, police say.

The man, who is in his early 20s, was stable at IU Health Methodist Hospital, says Capt. Mark McCardia with Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department.

Around 8:11 p.m. Tuesday, IMPD officers were sent to a report of a person shot at Bertha Ross Park, 3700 Clifton St., off Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Street. The officers found the man with gunshot wounds.

McCardia says a weapon was found with the suspects when they were apprehended on foot by police searching a few blocks from the park.

The suspects were taken to downtown police headquarters to talk with detectives.

Investigators did not immediately know what had led to the shooting.

Amenities at the 15-acre park include a basketball court and a splash pad.

IndyParks facilities generally close at sundown, which was 8:53 p.m. Tuesday. Not many people were at the park when the shooting happened, McCardia says. But, he added, “It’s just absolutely crazy … a beautiful evening and people are shooing people in the park.”

He adds that he did not immediately know whether juveniles were involved in the shooting.

A witness was cooperating with police, McCardia says.

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