An Indianapolis Metropolitan Police officer was shot five times after she responded to a shooting on the northwest side of the city where two other people were injured Saturday afternoon. 

Police say the incident began around 3:40 p.m. Saturday when 21-year-old Keith Allender shot a 61-year-old woman while she was inside a car with a toddler, who was unharmed, and then shot a 38-year-old man who was outside the car. Police believe the victims were Allender's neighbors. 

Allender fled in his SUV. When officers found Allender at 3:44 p.m., they tried to stop him. This is when Allender allegedly got out of his vehicle, shot at two officers, struck one officer's vehicle and then got back in his car and traveled south. Police pursued, WTHR reports.

At this point, officers and the suspect began shooting at each other. During the exchange of gunfire, an IMPD officer was shot five times. 

Indianapolis police recovered this pistol at the scene of a shooting where an officer was wounded Saturday. (Photo: IMPD) -

Indianapolis police recovered this pistol at the scene of a shooting where an officer was wounded Saturday. (Photo: IMPD)

The two-year veteran officer was hit once in the vest below her body camera, twice in the right arm and twice in her left leg. Another officer took her to Methodist Hospital where she was reported to be in good condition, alert and talking. 

Shortly after 10 p.m., IMPD reported she had been released from the hospital.

Allender was also shot. Officers provided him with medical treatment until medics arrived and transported him to Eskenazi Hospital. He is listed in critical condition. 

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