Shots fired at IMPD district headquarters again


INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — An Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department district headquarters has been hit by bullets for the second time in 10 days.

Just after 11 p.m. Thursday, shots rang out at IMPD North District headquarters at 3120 E. 30th St., near Washington Park.

Windows, walls and one vehicle were visibly damaged by bullets, but no one was hurt. At least one shot made it into the building, officials said.

At least two officers were inside at the time. When they stepped outside to investigate, the shooter had already fled.

Witnesses told police a vehicle sped away from the area.

Detectives believe the same shooter or shooters shot up IMPD’s Northwest District headquarters last Tuesday, damaging several windows but not injuring anyone.

“[The shooter] is certainly violent,” IMPD Chief Troy Riggs said early Friday. “And as we said before, we believe he will continue this type of violence until he is captured. We continue to put more resources — investigation is continuing. I’m not going to get into the type of evidence that we have located at the scene or at the other scene because quite frankly there’s very little evidence and we need to keep this close to our vest in pursuit of this individual.”

Anyone with information on this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers at 317-262-8477.

“If an individual will do this to a police department, imagine what kind of havoc they’re causing out in the community,” Riggs said last week.