Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department work the scene Sunday, Jan. 24, 2021 in Indianapolis where five people, including a pregnant woman, were shot to death.
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Five people and an unborn child were killed in a mass shooting inside an Indianapolis home early Sunday morning, a report said.
A juvenile male was also found wounded in what investigators believe was a targeted attack perpetrated by multiple shooters at about 4 a.m., the Indianapolis Star reported, citing police.
“This morning, one of more individuals perpetrated an act of evil in our city,” Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett said at a press briefing later Sunday, according to the newspaper.
“What happened this morning was not a simple act of gun violence … what happened this morning was a mass murder,” the mayor said.
Chief of the Indianapolis Metro Police Department, Randal Taylor, said the violence was Indianapolis’ “largest mass casualty shooting” in over a decade, the report said.
Police did not immediately reveal a possible motive for the killings.