Indianapolis man shot while holding baby
A 22-year-old man was shot and killed overnight while holding a baby, and another man was shot and injured. The four-month-old infant girl was not injured.
The shooting occurred around 1:30 am at 16 Park, a new, mixed-income apartment complex on the Indianapolis near north side.
Two men were standing outside an apartment when someone drove up and opened fire. Terrance Williams, 22, was killed. His 24-year-old cousin was shot in the leg. He was taken to Wishard Hospital and is expected to recover.
Williams fell onto the baby, possibly saving her from flying bullets. That's something her mother was grateful for this morning.
"I thank God she's not shot, and she's healthy and she's fine. We got everything checked out and they said she was good to come home," said the baby's mother, Lashauna Livingston.
The motive for the shooting is unclear. Police say drug paraphernalia was found near the victim, but police have not determined if the shooting was drug-related.
Rev. Charles Harrison with the Ten Point Coalition is calling on the community to put a stop to the violence.
"When you kill somebody, somebody is going to try to seek to kill you. We have to stop it. As one of the faith leaders and pastors in this community I am asking you to lay down your arms and stop all of this violence, please," he said.
Just three weeks ago, the $35 million complex had its grand opening. The goal of the project was to revitalize the neighborhood by offering subsidized housing to low-income residents, but on Tuesday morning it became the scene of the city's latest homicide.
Detectives are asking anyone that may have seen or heard anything to call IMPD at 317.327.3475 or Crime Stoppers of Indiana at (317) 262-TIPS (8477).
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