5 things to know this Friday morning
We are still waiting for word on the cause of an apartment explosion that sent six people to the hospital. It happened late last night at an apartment complex on the 2600 block of Cold Spring Road. None of the injuries are life threatening. 23 people were displaced by the explosion. It has not yet been determined what might have sparked the explosion. Citizens Gas tested the area outside the townhome, but did not detect any gas. Fire and police investigators continue to work with utility companies and the apartment management to try to determine a cause.
A woman was shot late last night on the North side of Indianapolis. This morning the shooter is still on the loose. It happened near 38th and Keystone. Medics took the woman to Eskenazi Hospital in critical, but stable condition. Police have not yet identified any suspects.They say the victim was not cooperating with them.
It's going to be a damp day in Central Indiana. Our cool weather continues and it will be really, really chilly and damp today. Look for a high in the low 50s today, the low 60s Saturday and a return to good weather next week. The cooler than usual air lingers into the weekend though it will be a little warmer day by day. Near record lows and areas of frost are possible Saturday morning as lows drop into the mid and upper 30s area wide.
PACERS CLOSE SERIES AT GAME 6:
The Indiana Pacers have advanced to the Eastern Conference finals. Coming off a Game 5 blowout where the Wizards dominated Indiana on the boards, the Pacers fought off a furious Washington rally to clinch the series with a 93-80 win in Game 6. David West led the Pacers with 29 points. Lance Stephenson added 17 and a team-high seven rebounds. Indiana will face Miami in a playoff rematch in the Eastern Conference finals. Game 1 of that series will be held Sunday at 3:30 p.m. at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.
Today is fast friday at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. It's the last chance for the drivers to get their cars up to speed before qualifications. James Hinchcliffe will be back in his car today. He suffered a concussion on Saturday at the Grand prix of Indy.