The city’s police chief said five people, including a pregnant woman, were shot and killed inside a home in Indianapolis in an apparent targeted attack, calling the killings a “mass murder” and “a variety of evil” goes.
Sergeant Shane Foley of the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police said the fatal shooting was discovered by police on Sunday, which found a teenage male with gunpoint, about the report of a man shot on the city’s northeast side Was called at 4 o’clock.
The call drove them to a nearby home, where they found five adults dead from an apparent gunshot wound.
No suspects were in custody until Sunday evening.
Foley said KG Children, 42, Raymond Children, 42, Elijah Children, 18, Rita Children, 13, and Kiara Hawkins, 19, and Hawkins’ unborn child were found dead.
Hawkins was previously taken to a field hospital, but both he and the unborn child died despite life-saving efforts.
He said the teenager, initially found with gunshot wounds, is expected to survive and police believe he was injured in the shootout, killing five other people, as well as killing the unborn child. Given.
Police Chief Randall Taylor said police believed the fatal shootings were not random, but a targeted attack.
He said that in the days after the shooting, police department officials announced their latest efforts to deal with violent, drug-related crimes and “violence driven by poverty or desperation”.
“But what we saw this morning was a different kind of evil. At a news conference, Taylor said, based on the evidence found this morning, the mass murder was committed. “More than that, we believe it was not random.”
Taylor said it was the largest mass-casualty shooting in the city in more than a decade, and urged the public to contact police and pass on any information about the murders.
Mayor Joe Hogsett called the shooting a “mass murder”, and said a person or persons had brought “terror to our community”. He said he contacted officials from the FBI’s Indianapolis Field Office, the local American attorneys’ office and other law enforcement agencies to assist in the shooting investigation.
“I want people who know that local, state and federal law enforcement are speaking out for me with full force,” he said.