Indianapolis, Indiana – The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD) is diligently pursuing investigations into multiple incidents of gun violence that occurred across the city on July 4.
Reports indicate that IMPD officers were summoned to the scene of a shooting just after midnight at an address on 430 Indiana Ave. Upon arrival, they discovered three individuals – two women and a man – who had been wounded by gunfire. Emergency medical services transported the two women to nearby hospitals, while the male victim declined medical treatment.
Medical updates affirm that the women are now in stable condition, while the male victim was last reported as conscious and breathing.
The significant police presence in downtown Indianapolis due to Fourth of July celebrations allowed for a rapid response to the shooting incident. The IMPD is currently harnessing the help of CCTV cameras and eyewitnesses to identify the culprit of the attack.
Major Mike Leepper of the IMPD expressed his disappointment, commenting, “It’s very disheartening. Many people come downtown to enjoy themselves and have a good time. The actions of this perpetrator, who opened fire on innocent people, could have had more severe consequences. Fortunately, we have no fatalities tonight.”
Separately, IMPD also responded to incidents of individuals walking into local hospitals with gunshot injuries. A victim with a gunshot wound arrived at St. Vincent Hospital, and another arrived at Community East Hospital less than ten minutes later. Both victims were reported to be in stable condition. However, the location and exact circumstances of the shootings remain undetermined. Preliminary investigations by the IMPD suggest that these injuries might have been self-inflicted or accidental.
The IMPD continues to actively investigate all the reported shootings. They encourage anyone with potentially helpful information to contact them at 317-327-3475. For those who wish to provide information anonymously, they can reach out to Crime Stoppers at 317-262-TIPS.