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4 people shot in downtown parking garage

Posted at 9:47 AM, Apr 15, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-15 16:59:18-04

INDIANAPOLIS - Four people were shot in a downtown parking garage early Saturday morning.

The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department said all four people were shot in a garage in the 300 block of South Meridian Street before 3 a.m. and taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The shooting happened on the second floor of the garage. 

Officers spoke with several witnesses to get a description of the suspect, and IMPD said Saturday afternoon they arrested 25-year-old Christopher Ruffin on preliminary charges of having shot the four victims. Officers also found a gun in a trash can on the 2nd floor of the garage.

Police do not yet know the motive of the shooting, but they believe it started with some kind of confrontation among a group of people. Two victims were described as being in their late 20s, and the other two in their early 30s. 

The shooting was part of a violent night in Indianapolis in which police responded to three different shootings. A shooting inside an home on the city's east side led to one person's death, and another shooting on Exeter Avenue on the city's west side left one person critically injured.

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If you have any information on this shooting, call Crime Stoppers at (317) 262-TIPS.