Six dead in Indianapolis ‘mass murder,’ including unborn child
At least six people, including a pregnant woman and her unborn child, were killed Sunday after a shooting in a home in Indianapolis. The police initially responded to reports of a youth who had been shot injured. He was taken to Riley Children’s Hospital in critical condition and is expected to survive.
The victims were pronounced dead after they were found in a private home. This has been described by police as the most significant mass shooting the city has seen in more than a decade. Authorities said that almost half a dozen shootings took place across the city in less than five hours and that in addition to the six dead in the apartment, a total of seven people were hospitalized.
Randal Taylor, chief of police for the metropolis of Indianapolis, said in a statement: “What we saw this morning was a different kind of evil. I am angry that the perpetrators felt they had the right to commit this pointless act in our community. It has to stop. Our church doesn’t deserve this. “Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett said both local police and federal agencies are investigating the case, adding, “What happened this morning was not a simple act of gun violence. What happened this morning was mass murder. “