Man held in connection with Indiana Jewish center shooting

Police say a 19-year-old man has been arrested in connection with a shooting that injured two men at an Indianapolis Jewish community center during an apparent dispute over a basketball game.

INDIANAPOLIS — A 19-year-old man has been arrested in connection with a shooting that injured two men at an Indianapolis Jewish community center during an apparent dispute over a basketball game, police said.

The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department said Wednesday that the man was in custody for his alleged role in Saturday’s shooting but he has not been formally charged by Marion County prosecutors.

Police said after the shooting that the incident was not believed to be religiously motivated or a hate crime.

Police and witnesses told The Indianapolis Star that the two men were shot Saturday afternoon after a dispute that appeared to be related to a basketball game at the gym. The men were taken to hospital in stable condition.

Andrea Kruszynski, a spokeswoman for the Greater Indianapolis Jewish Federation, told the newspaper earlier this week that an Indianapolis police officer normally provides security at the center, and at the time of the shooting, an officer was in the center with a patrol car.

Following the shooting, the Jewish Community Center announced that it would review its policies for door access and visitor entry.

Less than an hour before police announced the arrests, the center emailed its members Wednesday about the arrests.

“Safety and security is paramount… and we appreciate the prompt action of local law enforcement and our Jewish campus staff for their assistance during this event,” the email said.

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