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IMPD: Uber driver shot on east side of Indianapolis

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Posted at 11:21 AM, Jul 15, 2022
and last updated 2022-07-15 19:05:31-04

INDIANAPOLIS — An Uber driver is in good condition after they were shot Friday morning on the east side of Indianapolis, according to police.

Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department officers were called around 9:30 a.m. to the 7900 block of Penobscot Drive on the report of a person shot. This is south of English Avenue and South Franklin Road.

When they arrived, they found an Uber driver who was shot, according to an officer at the scene. They were taken to a hospital in good condition.

"I am very shocked. I am very saddened. I hope the Uber driver is going to be ok," said a resident who doesn't want her name shared. "People just can't go and make money drop people off and go about their day. It's just really sad where we are in the world."

Additional details surrounding the incident haven't been released at this time. IMPD says a suspect is still on the loose.

The resident says because of recent violence she will not be using Uber or Lyft apps in the future.

"I don't want to get shot or be assaulted or be a part of any type of crime scene or anything like that," she said.

WRTV has requested a comment from Uber and is waiting to hear back.

Earlier this month, Lyft driver Anthony Garland was shot and killed by his passenger, according to IMPD.

Anyone with information should contact Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana at 317-262-TIPS (8477).

WRTV Senior Digital Content Producer Andrew Smith assisted with this report.