Pizza employee critical after being shot early Thursday

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – A Domino’s Pizza employee was shot as he and two co-workers left the store early Thursday morning, Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department officials said.

Employees of the Domino’s told police they had just closed the store at 501 E. 38th St. around 2:30 a.m. when they were approached by a group of people in the parking lot. The employees said the group attempted to rob them, displaying a gun and firing multiple shots at the pizza workers.

At least one of those bullets hit a male employee in the chest.  He was taken to the hospital in critical condition.

Four hours prior to that, police say men robbed a Pizza Hut in the 6100 block of West 10th Street. Investigators are trying to determine if the suspects in that case are tied to the Domino’s robbery.

Police only issued a very vague description of the suspects. Surveillance video has not yet been released.

Cheatham & Moore Barber Shop is in the 3800 block of Illinois. The barber shop has been in business for more than 50 years. It sits less than a mile from the Domino’s where the shooting happened.

Barbers at the shop are alert and aware of who comes in and out of their shop, and if anything out of the ordinary happens they don’t hesitate to call police. However, the barbers were concerned when learning the workers were targeted after they finished their lunch.

“It hurts to see something like that happen to a person who is minding their own business,” said Barber William Barnett.

Police at taking tips in both investigations. If you have any information on the incidents, please call Crime Stoppers at 262-TIPS or 262-8477.

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