One critical after seven shot in Indianapolis nightclub district

Sat Jul 5, 2014 6:42pm EDT

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(Reuters) - Seven people were shot and wounded, one critically, early Saturday in an Indianapolis night club district after an argument broke out between two people, police said.

No suspects were in custody and the shooting remained under investigation, according to a Twitter posting from the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department.

The 2:20 a.m. shooting apparently started after two people bumped into each other at a bar or on the sidewalk and began arguing, according to media coverage of a police press conference. A spokesman for the police department did not return calls on Saturday seeking confirmation.

The violence broke out in the city’s Broad Ripple district, a stretch of bars, restaurants and entertainment venues.

(Reporting by Kevin Murphy in Kansas City; Editing by Barbara Goldberg and Lisa Shumaker)

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Comments (5)
neopolitics wrote:
It was self defence, honest, someone bumped into me and wouldn’t apologise.

Jul 05, 2014 7:18pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
HarryR11 wrote:
Ah yes, an open carry State, outside of a bar, why am I not surprised.

Jul 05, 2014 7:20pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
REnninga wrote:
We definitely need many more guns in American society. We have been assured by the NRA and its supporters that we will all be much safer when many more people are armed and packing.
If more people were carrying at this Indiana nightclub, some of them could have squeezed-off a few additional rounds. That would clearly have been a preferable outcome. The more people shooting, and the more random gunfire flying around, the safer everyone would be in situations like this.
Clearly the 340 Million guns already owned by Americans are not nearly enough to keep us safe, because innocent people just keep getting shot.
The only way to end this insanity is for many more Americans to own many, many, many more guns. Obviously we will never be truly safe from guns in America until every American man, woman and child is packing a gun!

Jul 05, 2014 8:19pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
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