Shooting injures victim, damages property on near north side

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INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — A shooting Monday sent bullets flying. Not only was the intended target shot, but there was widespread property damage too.

“Heard a couple gun shots, about 30 maybe 40,” said Jamichael Jackson, who lives in the area. “I ran out seen people yelling screaming.”

Jackson lives near the crime scene at 40th Street and College Avenue on the city’s near north side. It’s not the first time he’s seen flashing lights outside his home.

“It’s not uncommon, I wouldn’t say it happens all the time, but it’s not an uncommon occurrence,” said Jackson.

The shooting, which occurred around 2:20 Monday afternoon, appears to be a targeted attack. The victim, 62-year-old Saddam Tinnin-Bey, was shot five times in the legs and ankles. But police knocked on several doors in the area, because bullets hit two homes and Courtney Morrison’s windshield.

“I definitely was scared,” said Morrison. “And then I came outside and I was shaking, I called work, I called and I was like, I can’t work because of this. It definitely puts a wrench in my day and my life.”

Police marked evidence Monday, and got whatever information they could from the scene.  A scene that has Morrison shaken.

“I’ve lived here for so long and I’ve never had a problem until recently, I’m kind of blown away by it,” said Morrison.

As for Jackson, he got his own protection recently.

“The gun show just came into town and I got a gun,” said Jackson. “I had to get protected, I feel other people should too, it’s kind of dangerous out here.”

“Stupid shots fired can go anywhere, they can go anywhere, they could have gone into any of these houses,” said Morrison.

Tinnin-Bey was taken to Sidney & Lois Eskanazi Hospital in critical condition.

As of right now, there is no word of any suspect in the case. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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