Five people including a pregnant woman died Sunday in Indianapolis in a shooting which occurred on the capital city’s northeast side, early morning, Sunday. Marion County chief deputy coroner Alfarena McGinty identified the victims as Kezzie Childs, 42; Raymond Childs, 42; Elijah Childs, 18; Rita Childs, 13; Kiara Hawkins, 19; and Hawkins’ baby. A juvenile male was also found wounded in what investigators believe was a targeted attack. He is expected to survive.The authorities said it was the “largest mass casualty shooting in more than a decade.” Law enforcement officials have not named any suspects as of Sunday night and said that there may be more than one shooter. Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett (D) told reporters on Sunday that “This morning, one or more individuals perpetrated an act of evil in our city.”
Police did not immediately reveal a possible motive for the killings. The shooting came days after police department officials had announced their latest efforts to combat violent, drug-related crimes and “violence driven by poverty or desperation.” IMPD Chief Randal Taylor urged the public to contact police and pass along any information they might have on the killings.