Spate of gun violence in Indianapolis
Second Suspect Critically Wounded by Police
There was enough gun violence, robbery, and crime in Indianapolis on Saturday to keep Indianapolis Metropolitan Police and the Lawrence PD hopping. At around 3:30 Saturday morning, IMPD officers responded to an alarm tripped by an employee of the CVS Pharmacy at 21st and North Post Road. When police arrived they saw a man inside the story with a gun in his hand. Officers opened fire, wounding the suspect critically. A police believed there was a second suspect who ran away and was at large for a time.
Then, just before 5:30 Saturday morning, Lawrence Police responded to a disturbance call in the area of 45th and Post Road at the Harrison Point Apartments. Police say a women in the apartment said on 9-1-1 that there was a man in the apartment tearing things up stating that he shot someone. The Lawrence PD SWAT team was called in and used tear gas to get the suspect out. In all, three people, a man and two women, were taken into custody. No one was injured. At the time, both the Lawrence Police and IMPD were not certain if the man arrested was the second suspect at the CVS robbery earlier in the morning.
In addition to the robbery of the CVS, two people were hospitalized early Saturday morning after being shot during the latest Indianapolis home invasion, this one on Indianapolis' northside. IMPD officers say nine people were inside the home in the 4000 block of Ruckle Street. No additional word on their conditions, although one victim was reported to be in critical condition and the second in serious condition.
And in a seperate incident, another shooting victim is in stable condition after taking himself to Wishard Hospital overnight. IMPD officers say the shooting happened near Massachusetts Avenue and North Rural Street on the near-northeast side of Indianapolis. Police say the victim simply showed up at Wishard with non-life-threatening injuries.