Indianapolis officer shot, in critical condition

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indianapolis police say an officer has been critically injured after exchanging gunfire with a person in an alley.

Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department Police spokesman Lt. Christopher Bailey says the officer and another patrolman responded to a call about shots being fired and went to the alley, where they exchanged shots with the suspect. The Indianapolis Star reports (http://indy.st/1qZePjg ) the suspect also was shot and was in critical condition.

Public Safety Director Troy Riggs said the shooting occurred about 9:30 p.m.

The name of the officer was not immediately available.

The shootings are the latest in a violent year for Indianapolis, which is on track to rival its record of 162 homicides, set in 1998. A shooting in a bar-hopping Indianapolis neighborhood injured seven people early Saturday.

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