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Teen struck in shootout; victim being uncooperative

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) –The gun violence continues in Indianapolis after police said a teenager is shot on the northwest side of Indianapolis.

It happened in the 2400 block of North Harding Street around 7:00 p.m.

Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department said the teenage boy was taken to the hospital after being shot in the foot. Police said he is not cooperating with the investigation.

“If you don’t live here, you don’t know what’s going on,” said Tony Lewis, resident.

News of the shooting is disturbing for people living in the neighborhood.

Tony Lewis has lived in the area for about 50 years. He said he’s praying for the gun violence to stop.

“We got good people around here elderly people and they’re scared to come out. They can’t sit on their porches and drink tea or whatever,” said Lewis.

Lewis didn’t hear or see the shooting, but said this is nothing new for his neighborhood.

“We have abandoned houses, look around, this community used to have all kind of kids running around playing and now look at it,” said Lewis. “It’s a ghost town. “

Police said officers arrived on scene and found at least eight shell casings. Police believe the teenager was involved in a shooting with another person.

“The individual involved is not being very cooperated at this point, not giving us a lot of information and no one in the neighborhood is stating that they observed the incident,” said Sgt. Thomas Westrick, Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department.

Police blocked off the scene to gather evidence. Police also found a damaged moped in the middle of the street.

“We have no idea. We have a moped that was set on fire somehow,” said Sgt. Westrick. “Whether it was shot and caught on fire, we don’t know at this point.”

Police have not release any information on the second person involved in this shooting.

IMPD said he was last seen driving off in a blue car.

If you know anything about this shooting, you’re asked to call police.