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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Two people were killed and 1 child was injured in a shooting on the city’s east side Saturday evening.

Officers were called to the scene in the 2300 block of Magnolia Place just after 6:30 p.m.

Police say the family had just returned home from a funeral when shots were fired.

When officers arrived they found 3 victims suffering from gunshot wounds in the front yard of a residence.

32-year-old Justin Sims was declared dead at the scene.  26-year-old Dangelo Brown and a 3-year-old child were transported to the hospital. Dangelo Brown died at Eskanazi around 10 p.m.   The 3-year-old remains hospitalized at Riley. Police say he is in serious, but stable condition.

Police believe a lone gunman approached the gathering on foot and began shooting at the crowd. After the shooting, the gunman fled on foot. Officers are working with witnesses to determine a motive and attempt to identify the suspect.

Detectives urge anyone with information about this crime to call Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana at (317) 262-TIPS (8477) or the IMPD Homicide Office at (317) 327-3475. Information shared via Crime Stoppers should be considered anonymous and confidential.