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.