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 / Updated  / Source: NBC News

Five people, including three kids aged six or under, were shot Sunday night in Indianapolis, police said. All were being treated at hospitals and were in a serious condition.

Police were seeking three male suspects in a white or silver vehicle after the two women and three children — aged 6, 4 and "an infant" — were shot in an apartment unit on the city's northwest, Indianapolis police Lt. Richard Riddle told reporters.

Riddle said "the suspects are believed to be known to our victims, and ... I'm going to stop short of saying they were invited in, but there was no sign of forced entry into the residence."

An Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department statement on the incident added: "This does not seem to be a random act of violence."

A friend of the family, Willie Taylor, told NBC station WTHR that the 6-year-old suffered wounds to the arm and leg, the 4-year-old had wounds to the neck and back of the leg and the infant — who he said was one-year-old — was wounded in the arm and kneecaps.

"I was devastated and hurt beyond words," Taylor told the station. "This is something I wouldn't wish on nobody's family, on nobody's kids."


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