Two people, including juvenile, hit in shooting

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INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – Two people were shot, including a juvenile late Wednesday afternoon.

The shooting happened in the 800 block of Eugene Street just after 5 p.m. That’s near 30th St. and MLK Jr. St. on Indy’s Northwest side.

According to the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department, both victims were shot in the leg and taken to the hospital. Both are listed in good condition.

IMPD said that the victims were a 19-year-old and a 16-year-old. Detectives believe the incident may have been a robbery and are continuing to investigate.

Neighbor Eddie Ruth, wanted to know who was shot Wednesday afternoon when she first heard what happened. She had a feeling she knew the victims.

“I probably do know them, I’ve been in this neighborhood since 1967,” Ruth said, “So much goes on, there’s nothing we can do about it but pray.”

Reverend Charles Harrison with the Ten Point Coalition agrees, but he hopes there is more that the community can do to combat the violence.

“Ten Point cannot be on the street 24-7, so the community’s going to have to mobilize, and the police. We’re going to have to run this activity out of this area,” Rev. Harrison said.

He said he’s disappointed at the continued violence in this neighborhood.

“We’re certainly concerned because the guys that have been hanging out on this street, doing what they do, promised us that they would tap down the violence over here,” Rev. Harrison said.

He said this violent day is a bad indicator of the summer months to come.

“This is the first day of June. We’re going into the trauma months now and criminal activity picks up when the weather get warmer,” Rev. Harrison said. “And we have to get ahead of this. We cannot allow what happened last year to happen again this year.”

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