Outside of the Steak ‘n Shake in Downtown Indianapolis on Saturday night, an interaction between two groups of youths got ugly and resulted in six people shot — three of them bystanders.
One of the bystanders, a 30-year-old man, suffered a gunshot wound to the abdomen and remains in the hospital in serious condition, police said. A 16-year-old boy not believed to be a bystander is also in the hospital in serious condition.
Police believe the shooting happened when two groups of minors had a fight near the intersection of Maryland and Illinois streets around 11:20 p.m.
Many Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department officers were in the Downtown area at the time. Some officers heard the gunshots and responded to the scene before 911 calls had even been made, IMPD spokesman Kendale Adams said.
Officers found six people shot in multiple locations along Maryland Street. In addition to the two victims hospitalized in serious condition, a 32-year-old man, a 61-year-old woman, a 15-year-old boy and a 14-year-old were also shot.
It is believed the shooter fled the scene, police said. Detectives are looking for a person of interest, a male wearing a dark sweatshirt with light stripes on the sleeves and dark jeans who might be able to provide more information on the case.
IMPD’s Aggravated Assault team is investigating the shooting.
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SOURCE: Indianapolis Star, London Gibson