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79-year-old woman shot while watching TV in Indianapolis house

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Posted at 3:05 PM, Jan 11, 2022
and last updated 2022-01-12 00:00:49-05

INDIANAPOLIS — A 79-year-old woman was watching TV in her house Tuesday afternoon on the west side of Indianapolis when she was shot, a detective at the scene told WRTV.

Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department officers were called to the scene around 1:45 p.m. in the 2000 block of North Exeter Avenue. This is west of North Tibbs Avenue and West 21st Street.

The IMPD detective at the scene told WRTV it appears the woman was inside the house and was shot from outside the house.

The woman is stable, the detective said.

"Today's folks, they don't care. They don't believe in fighting it out like adults. They believe in shooting,” said Gregory Conard, a neighbor. "I don't know how hurt she is, but I hope she's not hurt. Because I only seen that lady a few times, she's not drama."

There were at least a dozen shell casings in the middle of the street. Detectives at working to determine how many suspects were involved and if the woman was targeted.

If you have any information, you are asked to contact IMPD at 317-327-3475.  

WRTV Photographer Dave Franklin contributed to this report.