Police say two people were shot at the historic Indianapolis Jewish Community Center.

The JCC of Indianapolis has its roots back to 1914

Muhammed Kayan
Muhammed Kayan
27 February 2022 Sunday 10:11
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Police say two people were shot at the historic Indianapolis Jewish Community Center.

Indianapolis Police report that two people were wounded at the Jewish community centre on Hoover Road Saturday afternoon.

Police said that both victims were adult males and were in stable condition after being shot. Before the arrival of emergency responders, at least one good Samaritan had treated them. One had even been put in a tourniquet.

The shooting took place at 2 p.m. ET. Police said that they had ruled out any religious or hateful motives in the incident about 30 minutes later.

The area around the JCC at the 6701 Hoover Road was closed by police, who said that there was no ongoing threat. They said that the suspect was still at large just after 5:01 p.m.

According to police, the incident was a result of a dispute at the gym in the building.

Police said that the basketball game was an open gym activity at the facility. "There are no indications that this incident was religiously motivated, or in any way a hate-crime."

In connection to the shooting, detectives looked at surveillance footage and other forensic evidence.

To remain anonymous, anyone with information should call Detective Roberto Sanchez at (317-327-3475) or Crime Stoppers (317-262-TIPS)

We are unable to immediately provide additional information on the victim and suspect.

The JCC was established in 108 years ago. It is not required that members be of the Jewish faith.

The JCC did no immediate respond to requests for comment.

"Due to unforeseeable circumstances, the JCC has now been closed," was an automated response.

The JCC instructed callers to keep an eye on the website and to return later to receive updates.

Police advised parents who came to collect their children from the school that they use the north-facing door 3.

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