Man injured in shooting near 56th and Georgetown Road
Indianapolis Metro Police are searching for the man who chased down the driver of a vehicle and shot him.
Witnesses say they saw two men arguing between their cars before the victim tried to flee. The suspect followed closely, pulled alongside and fired into the victim's car. The victim swerved off the road and crashed into a ravine. That's where a witness found him and called for help.
"He was in shock. He wanted me to call his mom to tell her he was dying, but I told him the priority for now is to just calm down. Breathe, and wait on help," said Nouhou Abdou, witness.
The victim was shot in the back twice and was taken to Eskenazi Hospital in serious condition. Police say the man was alert and is expected to recover.
Wednesday's incident follows a weekend of violence in Indianapolis that left seven injured in Broad Ripple shootings, and Officer Perry Renn dead after a shootout. It's another example where the perpetrator apparently used a gun to settle an argument.
"There's no reason to shoot someone over an argument. This is just another example of senseless act that could have been prevented," said Sgt. Kendale Adams, IMPD.
While police think the men knew each other and may have even been co-workers, they don't have an identity on the suspect yet.
The shooting happened on 56th St. between Moeller and Georgetown Rds. on the west side of Indianapolis.