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Police make arrests in Plainfield road rage shooting that wounded juvenile

Investigators said words were exchanged between the occupants of two vehicles before one of the drivers fired shots at the other car.

PLAINFIELD, Ind. — Plainfield police arrested three people in connection to a possible road rage shooting that wounded a juvenile Wednesday night.

Officers responded to the area of Township Line Road and Bluewood Way around 9 p.m. on the northeast side of Plainfield, near Avon, on June 7. They arrived on scene to find a juvenile male who had been shot at least twice in the back seat of a silver Kia Optima. 

Medics took the victim, whose age was not released, to Eskenazi Hospital in Indianapolis. Tuesday morning, police confirmed the victim is out of surgery, and their condition is said to be stable.

Investigators believe the shooting began as a road rage incident between three or four males in a silver Dodge Charger and the three males in the Optima. Words were reportedly exchanged between the occupants of the vehicles in the 2700 block of East Main Street before the cars headed west on Township Line Road.

The driver of the Charger reportedly fired several shots through the open passenger window of his vehicle, striking the Optima on the rear driver's side of that vehicle. 

The driver of the Charger drove away from the area, while the Optima drove to Township Line Road and Bluewood Way, and notified police. 

Later in the day Thursday, police executed a search warrant on an apartment located at Gladden Farms in Plainfield. Three people were taken into custody at that time, according to police. 

The alleged suspect vehicle was also located and is believed to be the one involved with this case.

At this time, a 17-year-old teen is in custody while an 18-year-old man has been released. 

Police also reported a 16-year-old teen has been released into the custody of her parents.

The victim remains in stable condition. 

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