Indianapolis Metropolitan Police are investigating a shooting that left four people dead late Wednesday night.
Officers were dispatched shortly before 10:30 p.m. on reports of a back door shattered, possibly shot out, and subjects fleeing the scene, IMPD Deputy Chief Craig McCartt said in a Thursday morning news conference.
Officers found three men and one woman suffering from apparent gunshot wounds inside one of the apartments, IMPD Assistant Chief Chris Bailey said. All four were pronounced dead at the scene.
The victims have not yet been identified, but McCartt said they were between the ages of 19 and 21. Police said they do not believe this was a random shooting.
Homicide and crime lab investigators spent the night at the apartment complex collecting evidence. Officers removed the crime scene tape and left about 8:30 a.m. Thursday.
Bailey called the shooting “terrible.”
“Obviously, this is a tragedy for our community, one that we’ve seen played over and over again, and too many times, impacting too many families and too many communities,” Bailey said. “We’re devastated, and those communities are devastated, and the family members of those that are dead are going to be devastated, as well.”
As of midnight, Bailey said police had no information regarding a potential suspect.
When asked what his message would be to those involved, Bailey said: “I’d want to know why. What gives you the right to take another person’s life in such a manner?”
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SOURCE: Indianapolis Star, Holly V. Hays