When six shots were fired in the vicinity of the downtown canal March 17th, striking five children, crowds of young people ran away. Indiana State Police sergeant Joe Goodhew ran in.
“Its somewhat chaotic. There’s maybe 50 to 100 kids all running this direction, yelling, screaming,” he recalls.
When Goodhew arrived, he found a wounded 16-year-old girl and a trail of blood 15 feet long.
“When I saw her here and I saw the amount of blood that was on the ground, I knew she was in bad shape,” said Goodhew, standing on the sidewalk alongside the canal. “Her left leg…there was like a spray like you would have if you had a hole in a garden hose of blood just spraying out.”