Man, pregnant woman critically injured in east side shooting

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Search continues for double shooting suspect
Pregnant woman shot
Two critical after east side shootings
Two injured in shooting
Police searching for east side shooter

INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) — It was a violent scene.

Bullet holes in a car door, casings on the ground and a man and pregnant woman shot and critically wounded. Police are still piecing together exactly what happened around 2:30 Thursday afternoon in a parking lot at Amber Woods apartments on East 38th Street.

"That right there is heartbreaking," said Linda Rowry of the pregnant victim. "And it literally made me cry. Like, that’s sad."

"I heard the gunshots," said Regina Williams. "Maybe six or seven. It was crazy."

She says she heard a shouting match in the parking lot involving a woman and others before she heard gunshots.

"It was really loud. It was a big gang of guys, like 10 guys."

It was about twenty minutes of shouting that preceded the shooting, according to witnesses.

"And the crazy thing is I kind of figured it was going to end up like that, how loud and crazy they were acting," Williams said. "I'm like 'hey man, they're like about to start shooting' or whatever because that's how they were acting," Williams told us.

Then the shooting started.

Another woman said she looked outside after hearing the shots, saw somebody running and saw a woman on the ground. She said a man then pulled a gun and shot the woman, shot a man and then took off.

Witnesses said the wounded woman started to leave in a car. Damaged by bullets holes and with a flat tire, the car never got out of the complex. But the victim had a guardian angel.

"A passerby being a good Samaritan put the female victim in his car and was going to drive her to the hospital," said IMPD officer Michael Hewitt.

Along the way, they met an ambulance on 38th Street.

"This needs to stop," said Rowry, with her two kids in the car. 'Whoever is doing this it needs to stop."

Besides the guardian angel, there was at least one other good thing about Fridays scene. The shooting happened just before the parking lot would've been flooded by school buses dropping kids off at home.

As for John Marshall Middle school, located just a block from the shooting scene, police said students were not in danger, so there was no need for a building lockdown.

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