INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Police say a boy and a man died at the hospital after a triple shooting on Sunday.
The boy was Mario McCullough, a junior at Cathedral High School.
Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department was called around 3:45 p.m. Sunday to the 2500 block of North Emerson Avenue, a commercial area just north of the Interstate 70 interchange. IMPD said Monday that the triple shooting remains under investigation.
A third victim identified as a juvenile is recovering in the hospital.
Friends, family and the school’s website say McCullough was a star football player and ran track at the high school.
McCullough wore the No. 2 jersey and was known for his fancy footwork on the field. Tevin Studdard, a former football player at Cathedral High School, said McCullough had three interceptions in one game and had dreams of becoming an architectural engineer.
“He had life after sports. That’s one thing we always asked the kids, and he wants to be an engineer,” said Studdard. “That was pretty cool to see just super talented on the field, but to still have ambition off the field was cool.”
“Very fun, outgoing, he was just a funny, loving type of kid. He would’ve been a three-year starter had he got the opportunity to see his senior year,” Studdard said.
Cathedral High School held a virtual prayer vigil on Monday afternoon.