7 Children Injured After Shooting Saturday Night

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – A shooting incident in downtown Indianapolis left seven children between the ages of 12 and 17 injured on Saturday night, according to the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department. The incident occurred around 11:30 p.m. local time near the Circle Centre Mall when officers on patrol heard gunfire. They arrived at the scene to find a large group of juveniles, six of whom had sustained gunshot wounds. Another victim arrived at a nearby hospital later. All the wounded children are reported to be in stable condition.

The motive behind the shooting and the number of perpetrators involved remain unknown. As of Sunday morning, no suspects have been taken into custody, and the police continue to investigate the incident. Deputy Chief Tanya Terry expressed her concern over the prevalence of gun violence among young people, stating, “Once again, we have a situation where young people are resolving conflict with gun violence, and it has to stop.”

Although details about the gathering are unavailable, the police have noticed large crowds of juveniles in the downtown area during the evenings. The use of multiple firearms in the shooting further complicates the investigation.

Gun violence among young people is a growing concern across the country, highlighting the urgent need for preventive measures and solutions to address the root causes. The incident in Indianapolis adds to this alarming trend, reminding authorities and communities of the need for immediate action.

Law enforcement is urging anyone with information about the shooting to come forward and assist in the investigation. Meanwhile, the focus remains on the recovery and well-being of the injured children. Local hospitals are providing necessary medical care, and authorities are monitoring their progress.