Police: Concord St. shooting leaves one critically injured


Metro police are investigating a shooting that left one person wounded Saturday morning.

Officers were called to the 1200 block of Concord Street around 9:00 a.m. where a man was found with a gunshot wound.

The victim was transported to Eskenazi Health where he was reported to be in critical condition.

Investigators say a man fired shots inside a garage and then got in a gray car and took off. It's believed the suspect and the victim knew one another, but the motive isn't clear.

Police say the suspect lived a short distance away, but is on the run.

The victim suffered gunshots to the chest and had to be rushed to Eskenazi Hospital. He was last listed in critical condition. 

"It's really sad that people don't value life," said Pastor Ronald Covington with the Friendship Missionary Baptist Church.

Pastor Covington watched the activity and hopes it will be the last in his neighborhood.

Just feet away from the shooting scene, there's a cross in memory of another victim. Near that, flowers wrap around a utility pole representing another life lost to violence.

"It's a reminder, but it's also a challenge, I think, to this whole community to come together because we all of us drive through here and we don't want to see that," Pastor Covington said.

Pastor Covington has been working with investigators, trying to help stop the violence and to use his church to promote peace.

"We do more than preach, we try to mentor and try to encourage particularly our young people in conflict resolution, it's not that deep, there's a better way," he said.

Anyone with any information can call IMPD's anonymous tip line at 262-TIPS.