Seven youths between the ages of 12 and 17 were wounded in a shooting outside an Indianapolis mall late Saturday night, police said.

Police officers patrolling the area heard gunshots near the Circle Centre Mall shortly after 11:30 p.m., Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Chief Tanya Terry said.

Police officers found “a large number of juveniles” at the scene, including six wounded by gunfire who were taken to hospitals, Terry told a news conference at the scene Sunday morning.

One of the wounded was placed in critical condition but later improved and is in stable condition. All the other victims are in stable condition, said Terry, who could not specify the gender of the victims.

A seventh young man who was shot went separately to a hospital and is in stable condition, the police chief said.

“Again, we have a situation where young people are settling a dispute with firearms, and that must stop,” Terry said. “A conflict should not lead someone to pull out a gun to try to resolve it that way. The consequences are forever.”

Detectives believe more than one gun was used in the event, Terry said.

So far, no arrests have been made and police have no suspects, he added.

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