5 things you should know this Wednesday morning
Metro Police are investigating a deadly shooting on the city's east side. It happened just after one this morning, on the 28-hundred block of Gladstone Avenue, near 30th and Mass Ave. Police say a person was found shot to death inside a vehicle. A second victim was found on the porch of a nearby house. That person was taken to Eskenazi Hospital in serious condition. Detectives have not yet released any information about the suspect.
SCHOOL SHOOTING LAWSUIT:
Today, a survivor of a school shooting in Martinsville is taking his case to the court. This afternoon the Indiana Court of Appeals will hear the argument of now 18-year-old Chance Jackson. He has filed a complaint against the Martinsville School District for the March 2011 shooting. Jackson was shot twice by fellow student Michael Phelps at West Middle School. Today the court will primarily consider whether the school did it's part to keep the Jackson safe.
FUNERAL FOR MAN KILLED IN DEADLY ACCIDENT:
Funeral services take place today for a man who died in a tragic car accident two weeks ago. 23-year-old Jesse Sperry was on his way home from church with his pregnant wife, Rebecca, when an off duty Edgewood police officer allegedly rear ended the couple's car. That sent the car into a utility pole. Jesse died on scene. Today, friends and family will pay respects to the Sperry family. Visitation is from noon to 2 today at Edgewood Baptist Church in Anderson. Funeral services begin at two o'clock.
BACKPACK DETONATED AT BOSTON MARATHON FINISH LINE:
One man is in custody after a pair of backpacks were left all alone near the finish line of the Boston Marathon. Boston's bomb squad detonated both backpacks last night. It all started when police stopped a man walking down the middle of Boylston Street, carrying one of those backpacks. Police say one of the backpacks had a rice cooker inside. The other bag belonged to a media outlet. Bombs made from pressure cookers were used in last year's Boston bombings. The man arrested yesterday will be charged with possession of a hoax device.
PRE-K REGISTRATION EVENT TODAY:
Parents who want to get their children into one of the IPS pre-schools have a chance to learn more about the program and enroll their children this week The first pre-school registration fair takes place tonight, from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM, at Arsenal Tech high school on East Michigan. Another fair will be at the same location on Saturday from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM. We have more information on our website, wthr.com. Just click on "Hot Topics".