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1 person killed, 5 wounded including cop in shooting in Indianapolis

One person was killed and five others wounded in a shooting in Indianapolis early Sunday, police said.

One of the wounded survivors was an off-duty cop who was working security at a bar, according to authorities. The officer was in stable condition Sunday afternoon and expected to be released from a local hospital.

The other four wounded victims suffered non-life-threatening injuries and were also in stable condition, local NBC affiliate WTHR reported. Authorities did not mention any suspects in custody.

Police said “a disturbance” began in a parking lot on the city’s east side around 1:30 a.m. Two officers with the Indianapolis Metro Police Department were working security in full uniform at a nearby bar and responded to the incident.

The two cops exchanged gunfire with at least one suspect, police said. One of the officers was wounded during the shootout and other responding cops provided medical aid.

Four civilians were also transported from the scene to a local hospital. They were identified only as two 45-year-old men, a 42-year-old man and a 33-year-old woman.

A short time later a man arrived at a local hospital with gunshot wounds, according to police. Despite treatment at the hospital, the man died. Investigators believe he was connected to the parking lot shooting in some way.

“We’re sorry that someone lost their life here tonight. I’m also very happy that our officer did not sustain any significant injuries, although we know that there’s a long road ahead for him as he deals with the emotional impact of this situation,” Indianapolis police chief Christopher Bailey said. “I’m proud of our response.”

Cops recovered one gun, a pistol, from the scene.

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