Indiana police say they arrested five people and a suspect in connection with the shooting of an unborn child on Sunday.
In a press release, the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department said they arrested an unidentified suspect on Monday and “do not believe there were any additional people involved” in the murder of 42-year-old KG Children, 42-year-old Ryan Children, 18, aged 13 Elijah Children, 13-year-old Rita Children, 19-year-old Kira Hawkins, and baby Kiara were taken at the time of her death.
“The suspect’s name and photo are not being released at this time because the suspect is a juvenile,” IMPD said.
“Yesterday, we promised speedy justice for this heinous act,” IMPD Chief Randall Taylor said in a press release. “Today, we fulfilled that promise.”
“I request members of the community to pray for the continued recovery of a young man whose life has changed forever,” Taylor said.
In a conversation with reporters on Sunday, Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett called the shooting “a terror for our community.”
“The city of Indianapolis was targeted this morning with all kinds of depression, which has become very common around the country and will never be a shock,” Hogsett said.
A police spokesperson told reporters that in their initial account of the incident, IMPD said they found the first victim, a male teenager hoping to survive, in a gun around 4 a.m. Sunday, northeast of Indianapolis City Was suffering from a bullet wound, a police spokesperson told reporters. Authorities later found the bodies of five people less than half a mile from the house.
Police Chief Randall Taylor told reporters that the incident was not random.