Man critically injured after shooting on east side

(WISH Photo, file)
(WISH Photo, file)

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) -Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department officers said a man was critically injured after a shooting on the city’s east side.

Officers received several 911 calls around 4:24 p.m. about shots being fired near the intersection of East 16th Street and North Arlington Avenue. When IMPD officers arrived at the scene, they did not find a victim.

Around 10 minutes later, officers received another 911 call about a person who had been shot in the 6200 block of Commodore Drive, not far from the 16th Street and North Arlington Avenue intersection.

Officers found a man with an apparent gunshot wound to his arm at the scene. The victim was taken to Eskenazi Health in critical condition.

Police said the incident is still under investigation. Detectives spoke with witnesses and canvassed the area for information.

The motive for this incident is unknown as of Thursday evening. IMPD officials said this does not seem to be a random act of violence, but the facts are still being determined.

Anyone with information on this incident is urged to call IMPD detectives at (317) 327-3475.  Callers who want to remain anonymous are urged to call Crime Stoppers of Indiana at (317) 262-TIPS (8477).  You can also text “INDYCS” plus tip information to 274637(CRIMES).

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