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7 juveniles ages 12-17 shot outside Circle Center Mall in downtown Indianapolis

Indianapolis police report that seven youths, aged between 12 and 17, sustained injuries in a shooting incident outside a downtown shopping mall.



Late Saturday night, police in downtown Indianapolis reported that seven individuals aged between 12 and 17 sustained injuries in a shooting outside a shopping mall.

Deputy Chief Tanya Terry of the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department stated that officers on patrol in the vicinity heard gunshots near the Circle Centre Mall shortly after 11:30 p.m.

During a news briefing at the scene early Sunday morning, Deputy Chief Tanya Terry stated that officers discovered “a large group of juveniles” present, with six individuals sustaining gunshot wounds.

They were subsequently transported to nearby hospitals.

Terry mentioned that one of the victims had been upgraded from critical to stable condition, while the others were all listed as stable.

However, she was unable to immediately provide information regarding the genders of the victims.

Terry also mentioned that a seventh juvenile, who sustained a gunshot wound, arrived separately at a hospital and was reported to be in stable condition.

She emphasized the urgency of halting the trend of young individuals resorting to firearms to settle disputes, stating, “Conflict resolution should not involve resorting to firearms. The ramifications are irreversible.”

Terry added that investigators suspect multiple firearms were involved in the shooting.

As of now, no arrests have been made, and the police do not currently have any suspects, she confirmed.