Two people are dead and one person is in the hospital after a Monday morning shooting in Carmel’s Spring Creek neighborhood.
Carmel police said Monday evening that the shooting suspect had shot two people in the incident, one of whom died of their wounds. The suspect also died.
“One victim and the suspect were pronounced deceased at the scene,” the Carmel Police Department said in a news release. “The second victim was transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
“Based upon the preliminary investigation, it was determined the suspect shot the two victims.”
The victims and the shooting suspect have not yet been identified. The police department said the investigation is still in the preliminary stages and they are still trying to notify family members.
The police department said in its news release that officers first responded to a residence in the 14300 block of Riverrock Court at about 8:04 a.m. on a report of a subject threatening suicide. While officers were en route, they received information that gunshots had been fired and that the suspect had left the location, the release said.
Sgt. DJ Schoeff said officers called to the neighborhood on a report of multiple shots fired located two victims suffering from gunshot wounds.
Investigators also learned then that the suspected shooter was still at large.
Schoeff said when the suspect was located, one Carmel police officer fired shots. It remains unclear how many shots were fired, if there was an exchange of gunfire and if the officer struck the suspect.
In an update issued around noon, police said the suspect and one of the victims were pronounced dead. The other victim remains hospitalized, police said.
“Our officers responded very well, very professionally … and made the scene secure to the point where we feel like we have no further concern in our community regarding safety,” Schoeff said.
The shooting spread throughout the neighborhood, and police said they are investigating multiple crime scenes. Because of that, they continue to ask members of the public to avoid the area.
Anyone with information or evidence related to the shooting is asked to contact the CPD at 317-571-2580 and request to speak with an officer. Police ask that information not be shared on social media or any other public forum.
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