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1 dead, another injured after shooting on Indy's east side

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Posted at 10:44 PM, May 20, 2024

INDIANAPOLIS — One person was killed and another was shot near the Little Flower neighborhood on Indianapolis's east side Monday night.

According to Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department, officers responded to reports of shots fired near East 12th Street and Colorado Avenue around 10 p.m.

When officers arrived, they located two victims with gunshot injuries.

One of the victims, Jaden Thrasher, 19, was transported to the hospital in critical condition. He later died, police said.
WRTV spoke to Thrasher's father who said he was heartbroken.

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"I’m hurt, I’m devastated, I’m disappointed behind the people here carrying guns, committing these senseless acts daily without conflict resolution and putting down the guns," Dajuan Thrasher told WRTV.

According to IMPD Chief McCardia, a female unknown to be an adult or juvenile was was also shot. IMPD initially reported a one-year-old child was grazed by a bullet, but later said it was determined the child was not shot. The two are in stable condition, police said.

At this time, police believe this was a targeted incident.

Homicide detectives have responded to the scene to begin an investigation.