Seven kids shot in mass shooting oustide mall

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – A downtown Indianapolis shooting outside Circle Center Mall late Saturday night has resulted in injuries to seven children, according to city authorities.

Indianapolis Metropolitan Police reported hearing gunshots just after 11:30 p.m. while on patrol. On reaching the spot just outside the shopping center, they discovered six minors, aged between 12 and 17, suffering from gunshot wounds. Medical personnel transported the victims to local hospitals. Another victim under 18 made their way to the hospital independently. Of the victims, six are declared stable while one remains in critical condition.

Tanya Terry, Deputy Chief of Operations for the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police, expressed deep concern over the incident, criticizing the trend of resolving disputes through gun violence among the young demographic.

She observed a pattern with the young crowd dispersing post-mall closure at 7 p.m., only to congregate and loiter in the downtown area for several hours. She emphasized parental vigilance, especially late in the night, urging their proactive role in keeping their children out of such incidents.

The safety measures prompted by the shooting remain in the investigation stage. There are no arrests, and the suspect’s identity remains undisclosed. This incident marks the third consecutive weekend shooting in Indianapolis, sparking significant safety concerns among residents.