Indianapolis bar shooting leaves 1 dead, 5 injured

Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department cars. IMPD has jurisdiction in Marion County.

Authorities confirmed that one person was killed and five others were injured after a shooting erupted outside a bar early Sunday morning. One of the injured was identified as an off-duty Indianapolis Metro police officer.

The police said in a news release that two off-duty Indianapolis Metro Police officers were working security at a bar at 9449 E. Washington St. when, around 1:30 a.m., there was a “disturbance in the parking lot .. At some point, there was an exchange of gunfire between the two officers and at least one suspect, resulting in one officer being shot …When first responders arrived at the scene, other officers rendered aid to their colleague, who was taken to a hospital in stable condition.”

Four other people also suffered gunshot wounds, with the victims identified as two 45-year-old men, a 42-year-old man and a 33-year-old woman. Police say another male victim showed up with an apparent gunshot wound at Community East Hospital, where he later died.

Police recovered one firearm at the scene, while officials say they continue to work to determine how the victims suffered their injuries. The two off-duty officers have been placed on administrative leave as police continue their investigation.

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