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Six shot dead, including pregnant woman, in ‘mass murder,’ in Indianapolis shooting

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Six people, including a pregnant woman and her unborn child, died early Sunday in what Indianapolis authorities said was the largest mass casualty shooting in the city in more than a decade.

Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department officers responded to a shooting call about 4 a.m. in the city’s Northside and found a boy who had been wounded. Following reports, they went to a nearby home where they found five people who were dead. The boy was taken to a hospital and is expected to survive, authorities said. The identities of the victims were not made public.

Officers were then led to a residence less than a block away, where they found five people, including a pregnant woman, dead with gunshot wounds.

“Despite the best lifesaving efforts provided by medical staff, both the female and the unborn child did not survive,” Foley said, according to CNN. “The juvenile male that was shot is expected to survive his injuries.”

Law enforcement officials have not named any suspects as of Sunday night and said that there may be more than one shooter, according to multiple reports. Foley said that the shooting “does not appear to be a random act.”

“What we saw this morning was a different kind of evil,” Police Chief Randal Taylor told reporters Sunday, according to multiple reports “What occurred this morning based on the evidence that’s been gathered so far was a mass murder.”

Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett (D) told reporters on Sunday that “This morning, one or more individuals perpetrated an act of evil in our city.”

“While we’re still learning more about the circumstances that led to this incident, I want to be very clear about something: What happened this morning was not an act of simple gun violence. … What happened this morning was a mass murder,” he said.

 

 

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