Indiana Police: No religious motive in shooting at Jewish center | News

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indianapolis police say they are looking for a suspect after two men were shot dead Saturday afternoon at a Jewish community center following an apparent argument over a basketball game.

Lt. Shane Foley said investigators don’t believe there was a religious motivation connected to the shooting.

“We will definitely investigate,” Foley said. “Given that it was at the Jewish Community Center, it is a concern that our residents and neighbors are going to have. But we are confident at this point to share this information. »

According to the center’s website, membership is open to people of all religions. It includes access to a fitness center, exercise classes, multiple pools and gymnasiums, and other facilities.

The Indianapolis Star reported that upset parents looking for their children at the center were being asked to pick them up from a classroom.

Investigators believe that the suspect had left the center and its surroundings in the middle of the afternoon. Foley said the two injured men were in stable condition in a hospital.

Police did not immediately release more information about the men who were injured or the suspected shooter.

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