Police: 2 Men Killed, 1 Injured in Shooting Near Fountain Square in Indianapolis

November 19, 2017 Updated: November 19, 2017    

Police in Indianapolis are investigating a shooting that left two men dead and a woman injured on Saturday night near Fountain Square.

Officers responded to the scene in the 1800 block of Cottage Ave. at around 4:45 p.m. ET on Sunday, CBS4 reported.

The woman who was shot was taken to a nearby hospital for surgery, and officials said that she might be pregnant.

The Indianapolis Star reported that the female victim was transported to Eskenazi Hospital.

A shooting suspect is in custody, and the gun was recovered, the CBS affiliate reported.

RTV6 reported that the two males who were shot were pronounced dead at the scene.

Other details about the shooting were not released.

According to the FBI’s recent data, there was a 7 percent increase in the number of violent crimes committed in Indianapolis in 2016. “Indianapolis’ violent crime rate amounted to 14 crimes per 1,000 residents last year compared to 13 violent crimes per 1,000 residents in 2015,” according to the Indy Star.

“This year, Indianapolis Metropolitan Police detectives have investigated 101 killings, which is tracking behind last year’s pace. Non-fatal shootings are also slightly down, with 343 recorded as of Sept. 24 compared with 353 by that time last year, according to IMPD data,” the report stated.

 

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