1 dead, 3 injured in separate shootings on Indy’s east side

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INDIANAPOLIS – A violent night in Indianapolis left one person dead and three other people hurt.

The violence stretched across four different locations and less than two hours.  The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD) said it is too early to tell whether the incidents are connected, but claimed early indications are that they are not.

The first shooting took place on Forest Manor Avenue and 31st Street around 8:50 p.m. Wednesday.  A 22-year-old man was shot and was either unable or unwilling to tell investigators what happened to him, police said.  He was taken to Wishard Hospital for treatment.

Roughly one hour later, IMPD said a 55-year-old man was shot in the chest at North Emerson Avenue and 39th Street.  He later died from his injuries.

Witnesses told police that the 55-year-old victim had an altercation with individuals in a black two-door car and blue Chevrolet Suburban before being shot.

The third shooting happened around 10 p.m., when police said a 27-year-old woman was critically injured.  That victim was found in her car along with two children, ages 5 and 10, who were not physically harmed.

An IMPD incident report shows that at least eight spent shell casings were recovered as evidence in that incident.

Lastly, police said a 32-year-old man showed up at Wishard Hospital shortly after 10:15 p.m. suffering from a gunshot wound.  That man claimed he had been shot at North Kenwood Avenue, but the incident report states that officers were not able to find a crime scene when they went to investigate a short time later.

The shootings happening within a 4-mile radius. It’s not clear if any of them are connected.

The Ten Point Coalition has been called to help:


Anyone with information about any of the shootings is asked to call CrimeStoppers at (317) 262-TIPS.

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