One Dead, Five Injured in Indianapolis Bar Shooting

( – Five people, including a cop, were injured and one was killed in the early hours of March 24th when an unidentified gunman opened fire at a bar in Indianapolis.

Media reports are surprisingly vague on key details; the name of the bar is unknown and it is unclear whether police have even identified, let alone arrested, a suspect.

At about 1:30 a.m. some kind of ruckus started up in the parking lot behind the bar. The situation quickly escalated to a shoot-out between at least one man and two off-duty cops who were working bar security in uniform.

Christopher Bailey, Indianapolis police chief, said that “at some point” the cops were exchanging fire with “at least one suspect”. One of the officers was hit, and fellow police gave first aid while waiting for an ambulance. Bailey said the unidentified officer was in stable condition and was expected to be able to leave the hospital quickly.

When more police arrived in the parking lot they discovered four other people injured by gunfire, including a 42-year-old man, a 33-year-old woman, and two 45-year-old men. While the victims were taken to the hospital, police chief Bailey said none of them were mortally wounded.

While this is not confirmed, the suspect may turn out to be a man who showed up at a local hospital with gunshot wounds. He died shortly thereafter, and his name has not been released. An Indianapolis police news statement said they believe the man’s injuries were “connected” to the incident in the bar parking lot.

Responding officers all had their body cams rolling, so examination of the footage may shed more light on the Sunday incident.

On the same night, two additional shootings claimed the lives of two other people in the city, though investigators say all the incidents have been separate.

Indianapolis police chief Bailey called the parking lot shootout “chaotic” and unnecessary. He said the unidentified officer who was wounded is “ready to get home to his family.”

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