Different incidents over a three-day period this weekend in Indianapolis resulted in 22 people shot.

IMPD has confirmed one homicide and that many other victims are in critical condition.  

It was the hundredth homicide in the city this year.

By the end of June 2022, there were 110 homicides. 

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The homicide happened on the northeast side in the 2900 block of Station Street around 9 p.m. Saturday.  

When officers arrived on the scene, they located a man in critical condition from gunshot wounds. They found the man inside a nearby candy store and pronounced dead at 9:15 p.m. 

Separate shootings this past weekend involved four children, with authorities investigating three of them as accidental.

Indianapolis witnesses nearly a dozen shootings over the weekend 
Three young boys look onward as police do their investigation into an accidental shooting involving an 8-year-old Friday evening. (Photo/Jade Jackson)

Nearly a dozen shootings happened over the weekend in Indianapolis

The ages of the children involved are 8,11,12 and 13. 

“Three children were injured because of unsecured firearms and reckless, irresponsible behavior. We are frustrated, angry and heartbroken. The IMPD is investigating these incidents and will hold those responsible accountable,” IMPD assistant chief Chris Bailey said in a statement.  

“We need parents, adults and our community to do better. The lives of our children and their future are at stake.”

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Mayor Joe Hogsett also released a statement Saturday on the accidental shootings involving minors last Friday:  

“Last night, gun violence harmed several people across Indianapolis, including multiple children who sustained injuries in separate shootings. Yet, their true cause was no accident,” said Hogsett.   

“I share the anger of our community in the proliferation and reckless use of firearms in Indianapolis and pledge to continue fighting for commonsense gun safety measures to protect our most vulnerable.”

A timeline of the shootings: Friday, June 9

  • At around 1:55 p.m. on North Tuxedo Street’s 1200 block, a 13-year-old boy was shot and transported to Riley Hospital in critical condition. Officers arrested a 16-year-old boy for aggravated battery. According to IMPD, the two underage minors were handling a firearm when it unintentionally discharged. At least five other children under the age of 18 were present during the incident. IMPD is investigating the situation as an accidental shooting.
  • Around 4 p.m. on Colorado Avenue’s 3500 block, one woman was shot and another woman was stabbed.  
  • At 5:20 p.m. on Brenton Street’s 4000 block on the Westside, an 8-year-old boy was shot and transported to Riley Hospital. IMPD is investigating the incident as an accidental shooting. 
  • At 9:10 p.m. on Station Street’s 2900 block on the Northeast Side, one man was shot and killed, marking his death as the hundredth homicide in Indianapolis this year.  
  • At 10:00 p.m. on South Post Road’s 4100 block, an 11-year-old girl was shot and reported to be in critical but stable condition. IMPD is investigating the incident as an accidental shooting. 

Saturday, June 10

  • Around 3:00 a.m., a man walked into Eskenazi Hospital with an apparent gunshot wound. He is currently in stable condition, and his injuries align with those typically caused by a graze wound.  
  • About 30 minutes later in Downtown Indy, three people were shot at 65 East Pearl St. and transported to a local hospital in stable conditions.  
  • Around 9:30 a.m., another person walked into a local Eskenazi Hospital after being shot and is in stable condition.  
  • Around 5 p.m., a person who was shot was found by police and taken to a local hospital with their condition currently unknown.  
  • Around 9:30 p.m., a man was shot in the face and found at the intersection of Southeast and Lincoln streets on the Southside. IMPD reports suggest that the shooting is suspected to have occurred near a homeless camp.

Sunday, June 11

  • Just before 1:00 a.m., a person walked into a local hospital suffering from gunshot wounds. They are in critical condition.  
  • Around 2:00 a.m., a 12-year-old boy was shot at a party on the Eastside. Authorities arrested two adult males. Responders transported the boy to Riley Hospital in stable condition. According to IMPD, officers observed a large group of juveniles fleeing the scene as they arrived.
  • Around 3:00 a.m. on West 16th Street’s 2300 block on the Near Westside, two men were shot and transported to local hospitals. One man is in critical condition and the other is in serious condition. According to investigators, someone fled the scene speeding in a three-wheeled vehicle. An officer chased the person going as fast as 90 MPH. 
  • IMPD North District officers reported a person shot and in stable condition at 5:30 a.m. on East 34th Street and North Keystone Avenue.
  • At 7:02 a.m., two men walked into a hospital with gunshot wounds and are in stable condition.  

Please contact IMPD at (317) 327-3475 or Crime Stoppers at (317) 262-TIPS if you have any information on any of these shootings. Crime Stoppers allows callers to remain anonymous.

Indianapolis witnesses nearly a dozen shootings over the weekend
Police investigate what they are calling an accidental shooting of an 8-year-old in the 4000 block of Breton Street, Friday evening. (Photo/Jade Jackson)

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