Three Dutch soldiers shot and wounded in front of an American hotel | Gun Violence News

An ongoing investigation after a shooting outside the Indianapolis hotel injures three Dutch soldiers, one seriously.

Three Dutch soldiers in the United States were injured in a shooting outside their hotel in downtown Indianapolis.

The shooting happened early Saturday in the Indianapolis entertainment district.

Indianapolis police said officers found three men with gunshot wounds and they were taken to area hospitals.

The Dutch Defense Ministry said one soldier was in critical condition and the other two were conscious, while Indianapolis police said two of the soldiers were in critical condition and the third was stable.

The department said the three soldiers were from the Commando Corps and were in the US state of Indiana for training and were outside their hotel on their own time when the shooting happened.

Indianapolis police said they believe some sort of altercation between the three victims and another person or people led to the shooting.

The department said families of the victims have been notified as Indianapolis police continue to investigate the shooting.

No arrests were made.

The Indiana National Guard said the soldiers trained at Muscatatuck Urban Training Center, a 405-hectare (1,000-acre) complex about 65 kilometers (40 miles) southeast of Indianapolis.

The Guard said in a statement that the center is used for training by the Department of Defense “as well as other allies.”

“The Dutch soldiers went to Indianapolis at the end of their day of duty. Our thoughts and prayers are with the soldiers and families during this difficult time,” the Guard said, according to WXIN-TV.

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