INDIANAPOLIS—Detectives are currently investigating the circumstances surrounding three people being shot in an incident on the east side.
On January 23, 2016, shortly before 11:30 p.m., officers with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department were dispatched to the 6000 block of Windsor Drive on a report of a person shot. A second person shot was reported in the 4000 block of North Grand Avenue, and a third person shot arrived at Community East Hospital.
The 19-year-old male victim located in the 6000 block of Windsor Drive was rushed into surgery at Methodist Hospital. This victim remains in critical condition, but he is expected to survive his injuries. The 35-year-old male victim located in the 4000 block of North Grand Avenue was transported to Eskenazi Hospital. This victim was last reported to be in good condition. The 34-year-old male victim that showed up to Community East Hospital was treated for a minor graze wound.
Based upon the victims’ statements, all three individuals were believed to have been shot somewhere in the vicinity of East 21st Street and North Arlington Avenue. However, an exact location of the crime scene has not been located. Detectives are trying to determine the circumstances surrounding the shooting but believe these victims were involved in the same incident. The possibility exists that these three individuals exchanged gunfire with each other. Due to inconsistent statements made by all three victims, the true motive for this shooting is unknown at this time.
This incident remains under investigation at this time. Detectives urge anyone with information about this incident to call Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana at (317) 262-TIPS (8477). All information shared via Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana is considered anonymous.