GREENWOOD, Ind. (WISH) — Police are investigating after a motel shooting in Greenwood that left two people injured.
It happened Thursday morning around 2:20 a.m. at an extended stay motel, formerly called Value Place, in the 1000 block of Greenwood Springs Drive.
After officers from the Greenwood Police Department responded to a call of disturbance with possible persons shot at the motel, they found a 40-year-old male victim in a second floor room with minor injuries treated at the scene. Police say the man was struck in the toe after a gun went off on the third floor, and the bullet came through the ceiling of his second floor room.
They found a second victim, a 21-year-old man, outside the motel with a gunshot wound in the leg. He was taken to Eskenazi Hospital to undergo surgery, and police say his injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.
Police are in the process of reviewing surveillance footage from the motel but say it appears the 21-year-old victim was in the second floor motel room when the first shot was fired, along with a 20-year-old male and two females. After the initial shot, all but the 40-year-old victim left the building. That’s when police say a second encounter occurred, and shots were fired, with one hitting the 21-year-old victim.
Police say at least one suspect left the area by car, and officers have recovered potential evidence that includes a handgun found in a trash can, a lock box, drug paraphernalia and cell phones.
This investigation, handled by the Greenwood Police Department with the cooperation of the Johnson County Prosecutor’s Office, is ongoing.