July 18, 2022

Suspect at large in Sunday Beech Grove park shooting, police seek information

The Beech Grove Police Department released photos of a car believed to be involved in Sunday night's shooting at Don Challis Park in Beech Grove. The car is a newer-model white Toyota Camry, possibly with a window shot out. - Provided by Beech Grove Police Department

The Beech Grove Police Department released photos of a car believed to be involved in Sunday night's shooting at Don Challis Park in Beech Grove. The car is a newer-model white Toyota Camry, possibly with a window shot out.

Provided by Beech Grove Police Department

Beech Grove Police say the Sunday night shooter fled Don Challis Park after firing dozens of rounds, and the suspect is still at large.

One person was killed, and three others shot. None of the victims are publicly identified. All three people injured are in stable condition.

Deputy Chief Hurrle said at a Monday morning press conference that the suspect’s car is a newer-model white Toyota Camry, possibly with a window shot out. Two or three men were reported to be in the car that left the incident.

Hurrle said police have no more information about the suspect or people in the car.

“There's nothing at this point that points them to Beech Grove,” Hurrle said about the suspects. “How they ended up at that park, I have no idea.”

The Beech Grove shooting took place shortly after a mass shooting at the Greenwood Park Mall killed three people and injured two more, before the shooter was shot and killed by an armed civilian.

Beech Grove Mayor Dennis Buckley said, at a media briefing Sunday night, that elected officials need to do more.

“It's far past time that they do something to stabilize or eliminate this problem that we have. It played out again twice tonight,” Buckley said.

The Gun Violence Archive counts shootings of at least four people – not including the shooter – as mass shootings. By that measure, Indianapolis had two mass shootings Sunday night.

The Beech Grove shooting occurred at a park, located at 1100 S. 9th Ave, where a vigil was taking place. Hurrle said there is no known connection to the vigil.

The park is closed Monday to the public. Police seek more information.

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