(INDIANAPOLIS) – Two Indiana judges were shot in a White Castle parking lot downtown early this morning.
The shooting happened around 3:20 a.m. at the 55 West South Street location.
Witnesses say they heard an argument before hearing gunshots.
One of the men is critically injured, and the other man is awake and talking.
Investigators haven’t found a gun, and they’re trying to figure out if the two men shot each other or if someone else shot them.
Both of the gunshot victims are judges in Clark County, Indiana. They are in town for Spring Judicial College which starts this morning.
Detectives do not have information to believe this incident was related to their judicial duties.
Clark County Presiding Judge Vicki Carmichael is shocked to learn of the overnight violence involving her fellow judges. Along with her colleagues, she is in Indianapolis attending educational programming.
Judge Carmichael has been assured that there is no reason to believe the judicial officers were targeted because of their positions with the Judicial Branch. This appears to be a random act of violence.
It is important for detectives to investigate the situation; therefore, Judge Carmichael will not be making any statements regarding the particulars of the event.
However, Judge Carmichael has spoken with fellow judges who were with Judge Adams and Judge Jacobs and she been advised certain reports circulating about the event are inaccurate. She urges caution until police provide details and/or make an arrest. Judge Carmichael appreciates the outpouring of support and love from the members of the Clark County community.
Clack County courts are closed today but will reopen tomorrow.