Retired Indy officer, daughter injured after shots fired into house

The officer’s head was grazed by a bullet and his daughter was shot in the forearm. Their injuries were not considered life-threatening. (WISH Photo)
The officer’s head was grazed by a bullet and his daughter was shot in the forearm. Their injuries were not considered life-threatening. (WISH Photo)

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Two people, including a retired Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department officer, were shot on the east side of the city early Monday morning, IMPD officials said.

It happened in the 3300 block of North Hawthorne Lane, near East 34th Street and North Emerson Avenue, around 1 a.m. Police were called to the scene on the report of multiple shots fired into a residence.

According to police, the retired officer and his daughter were both listed in stable condition after the shooting. The officer’s head was grazed by a bullet and his daughter was shot in the forearm. Their injuries were not considered life-threatening.

Officials say there was also a baby in the home at the time of the incident but the child was not hurt.

According to police, the victims were not the intended targets. Police say the shooter picked the wrong home to fire shots into and that a house just north of the scene was the likely target. They added shots were also fired there Sunday afternoon, around 1 p.m., but it’s unclear if there is any connection between the two incidents.

Officers are looking for any information that may help in the investigation. Police said neighbors in the area weren’t providing much assistance after the shooting.

“We’re having problems obviously with people cooperating with police,” IMPD Lt. Richard Riddle said. “Obviously people know what happened out here earlier. We are appealing to those that are involved to come forward, and to give us information on the prior incident. That would make our detectives’ jobs a lot easier to follow up on tonight’s incident. Hopefully we can take those shooters into custody.”

Details about a suspect or suspects were not immediately available.

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