Gun Violence

INDIANAPOLIS — The suspected assailant in a deadly shooting Saturday at a church on the city’s northeast side is the ex-husband of the victim’s wife, court documents reveal. A probable cause affidavit alleges the 32-year-old suspect shot Alan Turman, 42, while the latter was attending a funeral for his mother-in-law. Turman was with his mother when he […]

INDIANAPOLIS — Later this week, neighbors from around Indianapolis, the state, and even the country will come together to push for an end to gun violence. It’s part of “Wear Orange” — a violence prevention effort that started in 2015. It comes as Indianapolis saw a record-breaking year in 2021 for homicides. “One bullet doesn’t just kill […]

INDIANAPOLIS — What was supposed to be a discussion Wednesday night with community leaders about gun violence in Indianapolis found a new meaning in response to the horrific mass shooting on Tuesday in Uvalde, Texas. “It’s sucking you into a rabbit hole of dark topics. They only get worse. You can’t find any good out […]

INDIANAPOLIS — A pastor in Indianapolis dedicating his time to finding ways to curb the violence in the city said although it hurts to see the violence continue, we can’t give up on efforts to prevent it. “When we see acts of violence and we see people resort to using weapons to resolve conflict. It […]

INDIANAPOLIS — Strips of caution tape are all that was left Tuesday morning at Dubarry Park on Indy’s east side after two teens were shot and killed at the park hours earlier. “You should be able to come to the park in your neighborhood. You should be able to come to the park in your […]

INDIANAPOLIS — A 14-year-old boy suspected of shooting and wounding another teenager in an attempted carjacking in September was arrested after last week’s shooting outside the Ben Davis High School football stadium, police said Tuesday. The 18-year-old suspect in the Ben Davis shooting allegedly gave the gun to the 14-year-old that was used in the […]

INDIANAPOLIS — An investigation is underway after an Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department officer fired at least one shot during an incident on the city’s northeast side Friday morning. IMPD officers were called to the 10000 block of John Marshall Drive for a welfare check around 3:30 a.m. When officers arrived, they located a woman who […]

INDIANAPOLIS — “It was just an argument that went wrong,” Audrey McPherson said. “By people that clearly didn’t care about us grieving at all.” McPherson is reflecting on another unthinkable act of violence in Indianapolis, after her loved one’s funeral became the scene of a shooting on Saturday. Police said the attack injured at least […]

INDIANAPOLIS — A group of young people in Indianapolis are among the many working to slow the spike in gun violence. Leaders with the Indianapolis Youth Commission say everyone, including parents, have a role in making that happen.

INDIANAPOLIS — The impacts of gun violence in Indianapolis are far-reaching for people throughout the city. WRTV spoke with a woman who grew up in the area of East 42nd Street and North Post Road and still lives there today. “When you observe everybody around you get killed and stuff like that, you realize this […]

INDIANAPOLIS — The number of homicides in Indianapolis in 2021 so far is 114, and it’s not just deadly violence that’s increasing, but all violence, and it’s impacting families. Tisharra Roberts, who lives near E. 34th Street and Shadeland Avenue, reached out to WRTV for help after she said her car was shot out four […]

INDIANAPOLIS — A five-year-old girl shot and wounded in her home. A woman shot and killed near a playground. A man found shot and critically injured in a park. These shootings happened in Indianapolis on Wednesday and add to the growing list of violent and sometimes random acts plaguing the Circle City. If you happened […]