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'What in the world are people thinking?' IMPD Chief talks about weekend homicide, child shot

Generic: Day Police Lights
Posted at 11:18 AM, Jan 21, 2023
and last updated 2023-01-23 19:49:20-05

INDIANAPOLIS – A 10-year-old boy was shot early Saturday morning on the east side of Indianapolis.

Just after 1:30 a.m., IMPD officers were called to 21st St. and Colorado Ave. near Forest Manor Park on reports of a person shot.

Police located a 10-year-old boy with gunshot wounds.

The victim was in stable condition and transported to the hospital for treatment.

This incident is still under investigation.

IMPD addressed the weekend violence in a message on its YouTube page. It was violence that saw at least two people injured in two separate shootings while they were in their own home.

“Maybe that wasn’t the intent, but it happened, and it’s got to stop,” said IMPD Chief Randal Taylor.

On Sunday, police say a woman was shot and killed in an apartment complex. Taylor says both shootings make him angry and disappointed.

“A child and woman going about business in their home should not have to worry about shots being fired into their homes and injuring them,” said Chief Taylor.

Bullet holes remain in both buildings.

“You know it goes back to, what in the world are people thinking? How do they get so upset they think this is the right thing to do? I’d like to ask them; do they have any idea what they were really doing?” said Chief Taylor.