In the early hours of Sunday morning, Indianapolis, Indiana, was the scene of a tragic shooting at a large party, resulting in one fatality and eight injuries. Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Officer Samone Burris reported that the victims range in age from 16 to 22 years old. The extent of the injuries sustained by the eight individuals is currently undetermined.
The incident occurred shortly after midnight. Responding to initial reports of a large gathering, police officers arrived at the scene. There, they encountered gunfire and observed a considerable crowd dispersing from the area.
The deceased victim, believed to be an adult female, was declared dead at the scene. According to police statements, several injured parties were transported to local hospitals through private means.
As of now, multiple individuals are in police custody, with authorities also reporting the recovery of numerous weapons. The investigation into the shooting is in its preliminary stages, with further information anticipated.
In a statement, Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett addressed the incident, highlighting the prevalence of firearms and the resulting violence. He expressed concern about the accessibility of guns to individuals who should not possess them.