January 25 According to an Associated Press report, five people, including a pregnant woman, were shot dead in a house in Indianapolis, the early morning of the 24th local time.
The city’s police chief said it was a targeted attack.
As of the evening of the 24th local time, no suspects were detained.
Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department official Shane Foley said that the police were called to investigate a report of a shooting in the northeast of the city at about 4 a.m., but they first found a teenage male with a gunshot wound.
While police were investigating the shooting of the teenager, they came to a nearby home at about 4:40 a.m.
and found that several adults died of obvious gunshot wounds.
Five people were reportedly killed, including a pregnant woman.
Foley said the teenager who was initially found to have been injured by a gunshot is expected to survive, and police believe he was injured in the shooting that killed five other people.
Randall Taylor, the chief of Indianapolis Metropolitan Police, said the police thought the fatal shooting was not random, but a targeted attack by one or more suspects.
Taylor said it was the largest shooting casualty in the city in more than a decade, and urged the public to contact the police and provide any information they may have about the incident.
Taylor said he had contacted officials of the FBI’s Indianapolis office, the local U.S. Attorney’s Office and other law enforcement agencies to ask for their assistance in the investigation of the incident.