Skip to comments.Nine people shot in 3 downtown (Indy) shootings
Posted on 07/17/2010 10:47:31 PM PDT by bagadonutz
Indianapolis - As many as nine people have been shot in three separate incidents downtown.
The first shooting occurred shortly after 9:30 p.m. Saturday on Maryland Street near Illinois. Numerous shots were reported near the intersection, outside Circle Centre Mall. Police scanner traffic indicated a potential suspect running on Maryland Street after the shooting. Five people were wounded in the shooting and police have a person in custody.
Minutes later, another shooting was reported over police radio at Georgia and Meridian Streets. Metro Police Lt. Jeff Duhamell said three people were shot in the second shooting.
According to radio traffic, the shooting victims include a 16-year-old who was shot in the buttocks, an 18-year-old shot in the lower leg and a 10-year-old who was shot in the thigh. All victims were transported to area hospitals, two in serious but stable condition. Lt. Duhamell said none of the injuries are believed to be life-threatening.
"We've had minor problems, but tonight is just a very unfortunate situation. You're talking thousands and thousands of people down here and just two or three people cause all this problem," Lt. Duhamell said. "Things were going real smooth, then the unfortunate situation happened."
(Excerpt) Read more at wthr.com ...
Expo president statement
Indiana Black Expo President and CEO Tanya Bell released the following statement late Saturday night:
“As our community celebrates 40 years of having one of the largest African-American events in the country, we are saddened by the reported incidents that occurred downtown this evening. Fortunately, none of the incidents resulted in life threatening injuries. We are still waiting to hear if the incidents were related and who was involved.
Nascar fans ? No
Motorcyle clubs? No
Thug culture taks over the Summer Celebration at the Indiana Black Expo.
Damn Tea Partiers...
This happened at an event called “Black Expo?” Sorry, but I’m past feigning surprise at this kind of news.
Do I even need to ask:
In the vicinity of Dr. Martin Luther King Blvd?.....
Well...well...well. I was sure that it was another one of those violence-prone Country music or Southern Gospel concert events when I first saw the headline. /s * 10e6
Just wait until Indiana’s liberals get a hold of this. Say goodbye to gun rights in the hoosier state.
This is why Atlanta go rid of “Freaknik” or whatever that was...
Yep or a racist Tea Party.
Seriously, it’s very sad when children are shot, but people need to take responsiblity and stop blaming innocent others.
I was one of about 5 crackers in an audience of 10,000 Blacks at the I think first Black Expo in Chicago in 1971. One of the greatest concerts I ever attended: Quincy Jones, Roberta Flack, Donny Hathaway, and Aretha Franklin
1971 was a life time ago. Of course, depending on the city and the event, I don’t mind being vastly out numbered because I can always get along with everyone unless they’re absolutely looking for trouble and I don’t put myself into those situations.
Those were REAL musicians.
Black culture no longer produces real musicians. They just produce thugs who bounce up and down while reciting profantiy and making weird gestures with their fingers when they’re not using them to hitch up their pants.
It was the fifth paragraph before it was mentioned at Black Expo.
WTH is Black Expo, anyway? Just a thug-a-thon orgy of blacks wilding in the streets for a couple days and nights? What are they celebrating? Being black thugs?
Don't know,, but I think there should be a White Expo,,,, see what happens.
Move “BLACK EXPO” to Chicago, it will fit right in.
Follow-up article says there was another shooting after these and one more “victim”.
Are you sure this wasn’t a Future Farmers of America convention?? / sarc.
“Well, we have to throw it back out there, we have to throw it, we have to say it is our kids, you know, the police department did their jobs tonight,” said minister Norvel Terry. “Our kids, they have just lost their minds. Let's keep it real.”
“Your kids are coming out here with these guns, they are coming to downtown Indianapolis, shooting up the city like it is the OK Corral and if you think that is right and you are blaming the police for what the police [are] doing, something is not right,” Terry said. “It starts with the young kids. Everybody wants to blame the police. It ain't the police, it is the kids.”
“Fortunately, none of the incidents resulted in life threatening injuries.”
Yeah, I bet the families are all thinking how fortunate they are right now.
In a sane world, race would be a question on Form 4473.
To an alien arriving on this planet and observing things, it would appear that blacks cannot control themselves.
The only time I ever had to draw my concealed carry piece was on a business trip to Indianapolis.
NAALCP has its priorities totally screwed up. Instead of ginning up some contrived accusations of non-existant Tea Party racism they ignore that black on black violence and thug culture of kids are the actual REAL dangers they face.
Indiana Black Expo’s Summer Celebration
Isn’t our colorblind society great!?
In America's cauldron of mixes of heritage and racial backgrounds I can think of none that celebrate based on color. There is no "Yellow" Expo for the Chinese, no "Red" Expo for the American Indian descendants, not even a "White" expo for those of the Caucasian race. Do the olive-toned Greeks have an "Olive American" festival?
Sure, we have our festivals, holidays, celebrations that might be mindful to heritage...such as Chinese New Years, and St. Patrick's day, that the Irish (and those who wish they were Irish, LOL)celebrate, but the day has nothing to do with excluding any race such as a "Black" expo does.
There is the Black Caucus in Congress, a Miss Black America Contest (no whiteys allowed to compete, of course) the NAACP - which seems to only represent Black interests anymore and not people of all colors, and even Black Businessmens' clubs. So, just who are the racists?????
When these organizations become equally populated by people of all races, and remove the word "Black" from their names, then our country can move forward and the constant reminder of racism, and the hatred it spawns, will fade. Not until then, and anyone living today should not hold their breath.
And, I don't lump all Blacks into the category of African-Americans either. A large part of the Black population never had one relative with a foot in Africa. Many were from islands or other locations.
I suspect those white hillbillies from Martinsville.
none of these cretins had CCWs, I would bet my retirement IRAs on it....oh wait, zer0 is in the process of destroying those now, too...nevermind...
Lock and Load...Μολὼν λαβέ
I went to a gang fight and a Black Expo broke out.
You sure it wasn’t Amish Expo? There is a huge Amish community in northeastern Indiana, you know.
“They just produce thugs who bounce up and down while reciting profantiy and making weird gestures with their fingers when theyre not using them to hitch up their pants.”
Like Eminem and Kid Rock?
This has been brewing for several years with this annual Black Expo thing in Indy. It’s been a thugfest for a while. A couple years ago the attendees were just parking their cars anywhere, double parked, no parking zones, in front of fire hydrants, etc., and when they got parking tickets they started screaming “racism” to the high hills for being treated just like everyone else.
About 15 years ago, another major incident happened during the Indiana Black Expo. A mini-riot broke out on 38th Street at Illinois Ave. Businesses were looted and innocent people beaten. The police quickly cordoned off the area and riot was stopped within an hour. The overhead shots from news helicopters resembled the riots in LA.
This riot was started by the Black Panthers (or another black radical group) Why?? They were upset that the Black Expo was having a positive impact in the black community and the entire city. They wanted it stopped. A rep of this group was interviewed. He was grinning ear to ear and gleeful and proud that the riot happened. What did the Black Expo do?? Nothing. They have not prevented other black groups, even ones with bad reputations, from coming to and even associating with the Black Expo. Race comes first it seems and everything else does not really matter.
I don’t know what happened last night. Was it gang related? I would not be surpriced. Also, the “gangsta” rap music glorifies violence like this. But sadly, the Black Expo has alot of responsibility in not distancing itself from extreme radical groups but rather stay affiliated with them. Black Expo’s silence over the years has condoned this behavior.
Indiana Black Expo President and CEO Tanya Bell released the following statement late Saturday night: "As our community celebrates 40 years of having one of the largest African-American events in the country, we are saddened by the reported incidents that occurred downtown this evening. Fortunately, none of the incidents resulted in life threatening injuries. We are still waiting to hear if the incidents were related and who was involved."
I grew up in Indy, spent most of my life there. Black Expo seems to go on all year anymore, with small events. This summer celebration is a nightmare............well during theday its crowded but respectful.
After dark downtown is unreal, every gang banger and thug from across the midwest shows up and there is always trouble. I have seen groups of blacks mostly teens and 20's block streets, 4 and 5 lanes of traffic daring you to drive through. The cops are simply overwhelmed.
Black Expo during the day no problem, after dark call out the Guard!
It’s not just “the kids.” It’s the parents . . and the culture . . .and the corrupt racist politicians who nurture and crave the Power of Plantation Politics
No. There's a big problem. No way would they allow a White Expo anywhere in this country. The double standard is wrong.
My post was not about the "fairness" of having either a black or white expo.....I think both are wrong.
My point after having lived in the area for 37 of the Expos 40 years of existence, was related to the degree of behavior during daylight hours versus night.
I hope that clears up my position for you.
5 dead (one cop included), 20 wounded and weekend not over...
the shooting victims include a 16-year-old who was shot in the buttocks, an 18-year-old shot in the lower leg and a 10-year-old who was shot in the thigh.
No tea bags sighted.
I know of many Asian festivals on the US West Coast but I have yet to hear of any that resulted in violence like this.
I personally think there is something wrong with black culture nowadays. I remember about a decade ago there used to be a hip-hop nightclub in Old Sacramento but too many incidents of violence outside the club (and the inability of the club management to stop that violence) resulted in that club's closing, much to the relief of other retailers in Old Sacramento and the Sacramento City Police!
Man, Saturday night is the scariest night of the week
'Cause dat's the night that muh sweetie and I like to practice our mating technique
Now we hear shots outside the door
And da bote of us hit the floor
Bro, Saturday night is one scariest night of the week
It is on the form - question #8.
GCA68 and most subsequent gun control bills were intended to address the recent phenomenon of “urban crime,” not penalize the vast majority of law-abiding (white) gun owners. The purported goal has always been to keep minorities from shooting each other.
But as it turns out, that’s a fairly tricky problem to solve - especially if you’re afraid of offending the twin rev’rends and removing thugs from the gene pool.
It is. But in a sane world, 4473's would be unnecessary.