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Shots fired at IMPD's North District Headquarters, police believe same suspect shot NW District

Posted at 11:26 PM, Oct 13, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-14 21:45:50-04

INDIANAPOLIS -- Less than two weeks ago, somebody fired shots into the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department's Northwest District Headquarters. 

Thursday night, officers at IMPD's North District Headquarters, about seven miles away, experienced the same thing.

None of the officers inside the building were injured.

After the shots were fired, officers in the building went to the exit to try and find a suspect, but before they could get outside, the shooter was already gone.

IMPD Police Chief Troy Riggs said they believe that the same person or people who fired shots at the Northwest District Headquarters on Oct. 5 is responsible for Thursday night's shooting. 

"We believe he will continue these types of violence until he is captured," Riggs said. 

Police are not releasing the evidence that they have connecting the two scenes at this time. 

"Quite frankly, there's little evidence," Riggs said. "We need to keep that close to our vest."

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The North District Headquarters on E. 30th Street near Washington Park sustained wall and window damage. One vehicle in the parking lot was also hit.

Anybody who was in the area Thursday evening who may have seen anything suspicious should contact police.

"We believe that someone in the community or individuals in the community know who's responsible," Riggs said. "We need them to give us a call before this individual strikes someone with this weapon."

Officials of the Indianapolis Fraternal Order of Police Lodge released a statement Friday morning:

"Last night our city was shaken again by an intentional and violent attack upon our police.

We are seeing an ever increasing rate of violence upon our law enforcement officers (on and off duty).

This summer the Indianapolis FOP issued a public Call to Action to provide enhanced protective equipment for the safety of our officers.

We strongly encourage our city leaders to respond and quickly take assertive action to protect our police officers and our law enforcement facilities.

In the interim, we ask residents of Indianapolis to continue their support of our police officers and encourage our elected officials to act.

Please pray for our police."

Watch the police briefing from Friday morning below. 

Police say the shots from the first incident appeared to have come from a high-powered assault rifle. No officers were injured.

Police are still searching for a suspect in that case, no arrests have been made. 

If you have any information regarding this incident, please contact Crime Stoppers at 317-262-8477. You can also text “INDYCS” plus your tip to 274637. Your tip can be reported anonymously.