Indianapolis, Indiana – In the early hours of Tuesday, Indianapolis Metropolitan police responded to a reported shooting on the near northwest side. The incident took place in the 3000 block of Ethel Avenue around 4:50 a.m. Upon arrival, officers discovered a man with injuries that matched gunshot wounds.
The series of events leading up to this violent encounter began at a gas station located at 30th and MLK. The victim was there when he was approached by an individual who demanded money from him. When the victim revealed he had no money to give, the situation took a dark turn. The assailant promptly brandished a firearm and shot the victim in the leg.
Despite his injury, the victim managed to reach the safety of his family’s residence on Ethel Avenue from where he contacted the police. Following the emergency call, he was promptly transported to IU Health Methodist Hospital for treatment.
The case has since attracted the attention of Aggravated Assault detectives, who are now spearheading the investigation. The police are urging anyone with information related to this incident to come forward.