INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Nov. 7th 2015) -- A 21-year-old man was killed in a shootout in a Burger King parking lot.
It happened near West 38th Street and North Illinois Street on the city’s near north side around 1:15 p.m. The victim was later identified as Anthony Dean, 21, of Indianapolis.
A large crowd gathered around the Burger King after the shooting.
“We have tears being shed, there’s wailing and crying all around us,” said Pastor John Girton with Christ Missionary Baptist Church. “It’s deplorable someone thinks this is okay. It is simply not okay.”
Pastor Girton and several other local religious leaders joined the emotional crowd of onlookers upset by the death.
“We are saddened by another loss of life,” said Rev. Charles Harrison.
“We believe there were at least two separate cars involved in multiple shots fire,” said IMPD Sgt. Kendale Adams.
While the shootout took place between two cars, police wouldn’t say what led up to the crime.
Two men were handcuffed and taken to police headquarters for interview, but police would not confirm whether those men are suspects in the shooting.
Unfortunately, the deadly crime is not unique to the area.
While the Burger King sits in the Crown Hill neighborhood, the scene is just a block away from Butler Tarkington.
That community has seen 4 murders in less than 2 months.
Coincidently, at the same time as the shooting, a small group gathered to pray and walk the streets of Butler Tarkington calling for an end to the killing.
“It is time to get in front of these tragedies and get to the root cause of what we’re dealing with,” said Girton.
Anyone with information on the case is asked to contact Crime Stoppers.