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Woman killed, 5 others injured after shooting at Indianapolis Waffle House

Prior to the shooting, two groups of individuals were involved in an altercation.

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Police are currently conducting an investigation following a shooting incident that resulted in one fatality and five injuries at a Waffle House early Monday morning on the west side of Indianapolis.

According to the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department, shortly after 12:30 a.m., officers responded to a report of a person shot at the Waffle House located in the 2600 block of South Lynhurst Drive.

Upon arrival, officers found at least five individuals with injuries consistent with gunshot wounds. Tragically, one of the victims, an adult female, succumbed to her injuries at an area hospital.

The other victims, three men and a woman, were transported to an area hospital and are currently in stable condition, as confirmed by the police.

According to police, a sixth victim, identified as an adult male, arrived at IU Health Methodist Hospital shortly after the shooting and is currently in critical condition.

The individual either self-transported to the hospital or was driven by someone else, as stated by IMPD.

Police further indicate that prior to the shooting, two groups of individuals were involved in an altercation both inside and outside the restaurant.

Captain Don Weilhammer of IMPD stated, “Based on the preliminary information we have, this appears to have originated as a disturbance that escalated into a physical altercation involving two groups of individuals.

” He added that at least one handgun was found at the Waffle House scene, while another firearm was discovered in a vehicle at Methodist Hospital. Investigators observed a significant number of people present in the vicinity at the time of the shooting.

“We have encountered several individuals who remained at the scene and are providing witness statements. However, we suspect that there were others who were either at the Speedway gas station behind us or at the Waffle House but left before our arrival,” stated Weilhammer.

“We encourage those individuals to come forward and provide us with any information they may have. Every detail, no matter how trivial it may seem to witnesses, could potentially assist our investigation.” Weilhammer also expressed frustration over the trend of resolving disputes through violence, emphasizing the need for alternative conflict resolution methods.

One crucial point I want to emphasize, and we often stress this, is the importance of conflict resolution. It’s essential to communicate and discuss conflicts openly.

If resolving the issue without resorting to violence proves difficult, it’s crucial to disengage and walk away. Sadly, tonight’s incident resulted in the loss of someone’s life due to a conflict between these two groups, which could have been avoided.

Any individuals with information are urged to reach out to IMPD Detective Douglas Morning at 317-327-3475 or via email at Douglas.Morning@indy.gov. For those who prefer to remain anonymous, Crime Stoppers can be contacted at 317-262-TIPS (8477).