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Indy police: Bump may have set off shooting of 7

Published: Sunday, July 6, 2014 12:22 a.m. CDT
(Mark Dickhaus)
In this photo provided by Mark Dickhaus, detectives and crime scene investigators examine an automobile parked near the scene where multiple gunshots were heard by an officer early Saturday, July 5, 2014, in the Broad Ripple neighborhood of Indianapolis, police spokesman Lt. Christopher Bailey said in a news release. One man is in critical condition at a local hospital, Bailey said. Five other men and a woman also were shot, but do not have life-threatening injuries. All of the victims were in their 20s.

INDIANAPOLIS – A shooting in a bar-hopping Indianapolis neighborhood that injured seven people may have been set off by two people bumping into each other in the street, police said Saturday.

“It looks like it was two guys bumped into each other and it took off from there. There was no rhyme or reason,” Indianapolis Police Chief Rick Hite said.

Police arrested a 23-year-old man on a preliminary charge of being a felon in possession of a firearm and questioned him about the shooting. He was not charged in connection with the shooting, police spokesman Lt. Chris Bailey said.

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