Five people, including a pregnant woman, were found shot to death in an Indianapolis home in an apparent targeted attack, City Police Chief Randal Taylor said. He called the tragedy “a mass murder and a new kind of evil.”
After officers found a juvenile boy with gunshot wounds, five adult American bodies were found in a nearby home, apparently killed by firearms, according to Sgt. Shane Foley of the Indianapolis Police Department. So far, investigators have no suspects in the killing and no one has been arrested.
The murder victims were four members of the Childs family, ranging in age from 13 to 42, and 19-year-old Ciara Hawkins, who was pregnant at the time of her death. The minor boy, originally found with gunshot wounds, survives, and police believe he was wounded in the same shooting.
“According to the evidence gathered so far, this was a targeted mass shooting. We believe the attack was not random,” Taylor said at a news conference. He said it was the largest mass-casualty shooting in the city in more than a decade.