Double homicide on northwest side pushes city count to 109

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Two adult males were found shot to death on the northwest side early this morning.

The victims were killed at The Viewpointe on Westlane Apartments on  76th and Manchester Road around 12:45 a.m. Police found one of the victims dead inside an apartment. The other was lying in the middle of a parking lot.  Another male was shot in the hand at that same location. Police also discovered shell casings and a hand gun at that location’s parking lot.

Barely a mile away, police arrived to reports that a male had run upon the parking lot of the Shell Gas Station at 71st and Michigan, then collapsed.  That man had also been shot.  Police are investigating if that crime is possibly related to the fatal shooting down the road.  The victim shot at 71st and Michigan was transported to St. Vincent’s Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

It was while police were investigating what happened to that gunshot victim that they received a call indicating another adult male had been shot dead back at The Viewpointe on Westlane Apartments. Upon arrival they did discover another male dead of gunshot wounds in a remote area of the parking lot.

“So within a period of 18 minutes we had two dispatches on runs that ended up with four people shot; two of whom are deceased, two of whom have non-life threatening injuries,” said Valerie Cunningham of IMPD.

These two homicides together push Indy’s total count to 109 this year.

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Rainy weather conditions are now the challenge for police as they continue to collect and preserve evidence from both crime scenes.  They have no potential suspects at this point, and are encouraging citizens who might know something about these crimes to anonymously call Crimestoppers at 262-TIPS.