Black On Black Violence in Indiana

9 people shot downtown after Indiana Black Expo event
Police shut down many downtown streets

Updated: Sunday, 18 Jul 2010, 12:35 AM EDT
Published : Saturday, 17 Jul 2010, 10:45 PM EDT

Reporter:: Phil Sanchez
Editor:: Jason Crundwell
INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – Nine people were injured in separate shootings Saturday night as thousands were gathered downtown for the Indiana Black Expo Summer Celebration .

Trouble began around 9:30 p.m. when the first shots rang out on Maryland Street between Meridian and Illinois Streets. According to Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department spokesperson Lt. Jeff Duhammel, several people were found shot at that location and two others were found in another location, after running from the scene.

Seven victims were transported to Wishard and Methodist Hospitals, the eighth was taken to Riley Childrens Hospital. Two were seriously injured, but none were thought to have life-threatening injuries. A ninth person was treated and released at the scene.

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