Six people were shot in an Indianapolis mass shooting downtown, none fatally so far, near Washington and Illinois , police said in an evening news conference.
Police said the victims are a mixture of teenagers and adults. “Officers were in the area of Illinois and Maryland when they heard multiple shots fired just north of this intersection,” a police official said in the news conference. She said that “right after that they (officers) located multiple persons shot in different areas.”
The Indianapolis police official confirmed that six people were shot. “They are a combination of adults and juveniles,” she said.
The victims have been transported to multiple different hospitals, according to WTHR-TV. All were awake and breathing when they were taken to the hospital, but two of the victims are in critical condition, the station reported, adding that the suspect is at large. The juvenile victims are teenagers, the station reported.
Police dispatch audio captured officers reporting multiple people shot. An officer reported that a person was shot in the hand and stomach. Another was shot “right in front of Steak and Shake.” A group ran north, and the shooter was among that group, an officer said in the audio. Another said the rounds came down the street. A person was shot in the leg, and a tourniquet was applied. There were references to a scene near the Hyatt, across from the parking garage. A person was shot in the back and was awake and breathing. Be aware that early scanner reports can be conflicting or even false.
You can listen to the scanner audio here.
This post will be updated as more is learned about the Indianapolis mass shooting.