Police: At least 5 hurt in Indianapolis shooting

Associated Press

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Gunfire erupted from a car as throngs were celebrating St. Patrick's Day in Indianapolis and at least five teenagers were hurt, police said.

The shots rang out from a car Saturday evening near the Downtown Canal on the city's west side, Indianapolis Public Safety Director Frank Staub said. He told The Indianapolis Star (http://indy.st/FPxh3D ) that the shots sent people rushing at the sound of gunfire and that police stopped the car afterward. But authorities had no immediate report of any arrests.

Police spokeswoman Linda Jackson told the paper that one person was in critical condition and the others were in serious condition at area hospitals. The police sergeant also told the paper that all of the victims ranged in age from their early teens up to about 18, but she didn't identify them by name.

It was not immediately clear how many shots were fired nor from what kind of weapon and authorities didn't immediately specify what injuries the victims incurred.

Police blocked off a wide swath of the canal area with tape and more than a dozen police officers began working at the scene amid rain as storms moved into the area.

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