Indianapolis, IN – Last night, January 21st 2017 at approximately 10:00, police were called to the intersection of Capitol Avenue and Market Street to investigate a person shot. The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department, along with medics from the Indianapolis Fire Department, responded quickly and found an 18 year old male in critical condition suffering from what appeared to be several gunshot wounds.
Preliminary investigation determined the shooting occurred on the northwest side of the Indiana State House near the Indiana Police and Firefighter Memorial. Because the crime occurred on state property, the Indiana Capitol Police along with the Indiana State Police were called to investigate. The crime scene was processed and evidence was collected by state police crime scene investigators.
At this point in the investigation police are trying to locate witnesses and determine a motive for the crime, however investigators have information leading them to believe this was not a random attack. It appears the victim was able to walk from the location of the shooting to the corner of Capitol and Market where he collapsed. Police are asking anyone with information about this crime to contact Crime Stoppers at 317-262-TIPS. We would also ask local businesses who may have exterior surveillance cameras to review their footage from January 21st, 2017 between 10:00p.m. and 11:00p.m. or contact the Indiana State Police.
This is an ongoing investigation and the name of the victim will not be released at this time. The victim is currently listed in critical but stable condition.
Investigating Agency: Indiana State Police
Assisting Agencies: Indiana Capitol Police, Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department, Indianapolis Fire Department.