Here are 5 things you need to know on this Thursday morning
GREAT WEATHER DAY AHEAD WITH TEMPS IN THE 70s:
The storms are well south and the winds have shifted to the northeast. It is the wind that will be the key element to a nice change in Indiana today. Today will be a fantastic day with low humidity and temperatures will climb into the mid 70's. The quiet weather will stick around until Saturday evening, when the next chance of showers and thunderstorms arrive. Showers and thunderstorm chances continue on Sunday.
TEEN PISTOL-WHIPPED DURING HOME ROBBERY:
Metro Police officers are searching for the men who they say attacked a teenager after forcing their way into his family's home overnight. It happened in the 5000 block of East 34th Street. The 16-year-old boy was returning home from a gas station about a block down the street. As he was standing on his front porch, getting ready to enter his house, police say two men came up behind him, one holding a gun to the back of his head demanding he let them in the house. As the boy opened the door, the father in the house stirs and makes a noise that scares off the suspects. They see the boy's mother's purse sitting next to the door, grab it, pistol-whip the teen and take off. Anyone with information is asked to call Crimestoppers at 262-TIPS.
GAS STATION SHOOTING LEAVES ONE MAN IN CRITICAL CONDITION:
IMPD is also looking for the gunman who shot a gas station employee during a robbery around 10:00 p.m. Last night at a Phillips 66 station in the 5200 block of Troy Avenue on the southwest side of Indianapolis. Police found the 45-year-old victim with a gunshot wound to the head. He was taken to the hospital in critical condition. Another employee and two customers inside the gas station were not hurt. So far, police have been unable to locate the suspect or the gun used. IMPD officers will be going over surveillance video at the gas station to see if they can get a description of the shooter.
HIDDEN CASH IN INDIANAPOLIS:
The hunt for hidden cash has made its way to Indianapolis. Today, you'll have a chance to find $100. This scavenger hunt started on the West Coast, challenging people to find money-filled envelopes through clues on Twitter. One bundle of cash found yesterday. A message posted late last night on the Hidden Cash Indy Twitter account promised more money and another clue coming up today.
Tonight, runners will be taking off for the first ever Monumental Mile and this will impact traffic in downtown Indianapolis. The race is on Meridian Street from 13th Street to Market Street. Traffic will remain open during the race, but it will be restricted to one lane in each direction from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The race starts at 6:30 p.m. Organizers of the run say the point of the Monumental Mile is to prove that if you can run a mile now, you can train and be ready for the Monumental Marathon, which comes up in November.