Argument between acquaintances leads to NW-side car shooting

INDIANAPOLIS - A man was taken to the hospital after someone shot him in his car on the northwest side of Indianapolis Wednesday morning.

Indianapolis police (IMPD) said the shooting was reported just after 7 a.m. in the area of West 56th Street and Georgetown Road.

RTV6's Julie Pursley spoke with a witness who said he saw the whole thing unfold.

The witness said he had been behind two cars that were driving down the road, with the men inside each car arguing and shouting at each other through their open car windows. They were reportedly side-by-side, traveling in the same direction.

The witness said one car followed the other into a nearby subdivision, and it looked as though the first driver was trying to escape from the second one.

Police said when the two cars emerged back onto 56th Street from the subdivision, the second driver fired into the first car, hitting the man inside.

The witness said the victim's car went over a ravine and then the man ran up to the road, begging for help from passersby.

The victim was shot in the back of the head and his shoulder, but amazingly, the witness we spoke with said he was alert and conscious when police arrived. He was able to give a description of his shooter and a description of the man's car to police before he was taken to St. Vincent Hospital in serious condition.

Police believe the first driver (the gunshot victim) was unarmed when he was shot by the second person, believed to be a co-worker of the victim. Investigators said the shooter knows the victim, and this was not a random shooting.

Officers are now combing the area for the man who fired the shots.

If you have information on this crime, you’re urged to report it to police at 317-327-3811. You can also always report information anonymously via Crime Stoppers at 317-262-8477 (TIPS) or online at crimetips.org. Tips can also be texted with "INDYCS" to 274637.

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