(CNN) – Police are looking for a suspect on Saturday in a shooting outside a funeral home in Indianapolis, Indiana that left at least five people injured, including a 4-year-old girl.
Officers responded to a report that someone was gunned down in the 1100 block of West 30th Street, Genae Cook, public information officer for the Metropolitan Indianapolis Police Department, said in a statement. press conference. Upon arrival, officers immediately located at least three people with gunshot wounds.
The 4-year-old girl was taken to Riley Children’s Hospital and remains in critical condition, Cook said, while a 16-year-old girl has been taken to Eskenazi Hospital and is in stable condition.
An adult male was taken to St. Vincent Hospital and is in stable condition, according to Cook.
Two other people entered the Methodist IU Health Hospital moments apart with gunshot wounds, Cook said.
“We believe these two people were involved or were present at the scene at one point or another,” she added.
Cook said a preliminary investigation revealed an unknown man exited a vehicle and approached another vehicle parked in the parking lot next to the funeral home. A verbal altercation ensued, at which point the unknown man began firing shots throughout the parking lot.
The man left the scene before the police arrived.
It is believed that one or two of the shooting victims were from inside the funeral home and the altercation occurred with someone inside the funeral home, according to Cook, each person’s role in the incident has not yet been determined.
“We have to think about our actions, think about what we’re doing,” Cook said. “Firing a gun is not a way to solve a problem”
“This afternoon our community witnessed yet another violent incident, this time with several victims, including a young child,” Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett said. a statement on Twitter. “Tonight, our hearts are with all those affected, including those injured in the shooting, their families and a neighborhood marked by cowardice.”
“Far too many residents have suffered the consequences of the combination of guns and failed conflict resolution and I join a frustrated community in calling for an end to this cycle of violence,” he said. he continued.
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