INDIANAPOLIS - Ten people were injured in separate shootings Saturday night as thousands were gathered downtown for the Indiana Black Expo Summer Celebration .
Trouble began around 9:30 p.m. when the first shots rang out on Maryland Street between Meridian and Illinois Streets. According to Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department spokesperson Lt. Jeff Duhammel, five people were found shot at that location and two others were found in another location, after running from the scene.
Then just before midnight, IMPD officers responded to another shooting, bringing the total of injured to nine.
Eight victims were transported to Wishard and Methodist Hospitals, the ninth was taken to Riley Childrens Hospital. Two were seriously injured, but none were thought to have life-threatening injuries. A tenth person was treated and released at the scene. All of the victims were boys between the ages of 10 and 18. All are reported to be in good condition.
Police quickly sealed off several blocks downtown including Maryland Street while crime scene officers collected evidence.
10 Shot at Indiana Black Expo Event