Crash & person shot on northwest side

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Police say a shooting and car crash near the Colts Complex Saturday night may have a connection to a juvenile party earlier in the evening.

At about 10:30 p.m. Saturday, Indianapolis Metro Police responded to a call about 2 vehicles racing on 56th Street on the northwest side.  One of the vehicles ran off the road and hit a tree inside Eagle Creek Park. 

When police arrived at the scene, they found a male victim had been shot in the leg and had a graze wound to the head.  The victim was taken to the Methodist Hospital in stable condition.

Witnesses said two other males fled from the car.

Witnesses also told officers that a black SUV was chasing and shooting at the car the victim was in as it drove down west 56th Street.

Police believe that the victim and friends left a large unsanctioned juvenile party in the 4400 block of Lafayette Road after it was closed by IMPD detectives. After leaving the unsanctioned party, the victim is believed to have gone to another location where he and others were involved in a disturbance that possibly led to the shooting.

The party on Lafayette Road was being held in a location that was not properly approved to hold such an event. IMPD Detectives found a large number of juveniles both inside and in the parking lot. Detectives immediately ordered the party closed and cited the owner of the building and party's promoter for violations of city ordinances.

IMPD encourages residents to remind teens that unsanctioned teen parties could face scrutiny by IMPD or city representatives which could result in fines or possible arrest.

Anyone with information on this incident is urged to call Crime Stoppers of Indiana at 317.262.TIPS (8477).