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Two killed in shooting on city’s near northeast side; victims identified

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INDIANAPOLIS, IND. (Feb. 21, 2014) – Two people died following a shooting on the city’s near northeast side Friday morning.

Officers got a call that up to seven shots were fired in the 2400 block of Stuart Street around 12:45 a.m. Friday. Officers found a 27-year-old man shot to death in the kitchen of a home. Another man was transported to the hospital in critical condition where he later died. Officers believe he was shot at the intersection of East 25th Street and Stuart.

NE side fatal shootings

Michael Whitfield (left); Lorenzo Clark, Jr. (right)

Officers have identified the victims as 27-year-old Michael Whitfield and 22-year-old Lorenzo Clark, Jr.

Detectives detained six people who were running out of the home shortly after the shooting and separated them for questioning. Officers have not made any arrests or named any suspects.

Neither victim in Friday morning’s shooting appeared to live in the home. The police report indicated that Clark’s father may have been at the home at the time of the shooting.

Neighbors said the house has been a hub of criminal activity for some time. A check of police records by FOX59 found IMPD reports for the address dating back to 2010 that include incidents such as the recovery of a stolen vehicle, criminal activity with firearms, cocaine possession, a warrant for child support, an attack involving an ax and a fight.