IMPD looking for juvenile related to downtown shootings

IMPD released this surveillance image of a male juvenile who they are calling a "person of interest" in Saturday night's downtown shooting. (Photo: IMPD)
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INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) - Metro Police released a surveillance image of person of interest in Saturday night's shootings that injured six people in downtown Indianapolis.

Officers were patrolling the area of West Maryland and Illinois Street Saturday night just before 11:30 p.m. when they heard shots fired just north of their location. Officers found multiple people shot in the area.

IMPD detectives confirmed that there were six people shot - three of which were juveniles. All were taken to area hospitals and expected to survive.

Detectives now believe that a juvenile began shooting just north of the intersection of Maryland and Illinois Street, then fled the scene.

Sunday, police released a surveillance picture and are asking the community’s help in identifying the male in the photo. Police are calling him a person of interest in the shooting investigation.

Police say he was wearing a dark color sweatshirt with light stripes on the sleeves and dark jeans.​

IMPD Chief Bryan Roach issued a public statement Sunday morning about the shootings.

“The disregard for human life and inability to emotionally handle conflict last night is past feeling. Constant monitoring and community involvement of our youth downtown was successful all summer. Individual decisions last night are reflective of few of our youth. Let's celebrate our youth and address those unable to process the importance of their own young lives. Let's all do our part.” -IMPD Chief Bryan Roach

Anyone with information about criminal activity is urged to call Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana at (317) 262.8477 or (TIPS).

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