Six people were killed, including a pregnant woman, in a shooting at a home in Indianapolis early Sunday, CBS affiliate WTTV reports. Police said a minor was also hospitalized in critical condition. Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett and Metropolitan Indianapolis Police Department chief Randall Taylor described the shooting as “mass murder” at a press conference, according to WTTV.
The shooting occurred in the 3500 block of Adams Street early Sunday, the station on the northeast side of Indy said.
Police were initially dispatched to the nearby 3300 block of 36th Street E. at around 3:45 a.m., WTTV said, where a minor was found shot and injured. Police said he had been hospitalized and should survive.
After investigating the incident, police then proceeded to Adams Street around 4 a.m., where they found several people shot inside a house. Authorities confirmed that six people were shot dead, including a pregnant woman and her unborn child. They believe the shooting was a targeted attack.
An investigation into the shooting is ongoing. The Associated Press said Sunday night that no suspects were in custody.
“… what we saw this morning was a different kind of evil. What happened this morning, based on the evidence gathered so far, was mass murder,” Taylor said on Sunday. “More than that, we think it was not random.”
Taylor mentioned that Sunday’s crime was the city’s highest fatality in more than a decade, according to AP.
He also mentioned that he was “determined” to find answers to the deadly shooting and pleaded with the public to help them provide information by calling the IMPD homicides office at 317-327. -3475 or Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana at 317-262-8477.
Late Sunday, the Marion County coroner released the names of the victims, aged 13 to 42, plus the unborn child.