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Man killed in Broad Ripple area home invasion has connection to another recent murder

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – A home invasion turned deadly in a typically quiet Broad Ripple neighborhood.

Police say someone called 911 at about 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday to report hearing more than a dozen gunshots.  The gunfight left the north side home riddled with bullets and one man dead.

Police believe two men rushed into the house and started firing. One of them, police said, was  Raushawn Gordon, who died in the exchange of gunfire.

A second person was injured when they jumped out a back window to escape the shooting.

The deadly shooting marked the second time in three months the same Indianapolis family has had to deal with tragedy.

In late November 2018, police say a mother came home and found her son shot and killed on the couch at a north side apartment complex.

The victim in that case was 17-year-old North Central High School student Elijah Gordon, the younger brother of Raushawn.

So far police believe Tuesday's shooting is an isolated incident and there's no danger to the public.

The shooting took place near the intersection of 64th Street and Central Avenue. That’s just a few blocks west of the popular north side village. It’s an area that doesn’t see a lot of crime.

A map highlighting all the homicides in 2018, and a similar map from 2017, shows the neighborhoods around Broad Ripple have not seen any deadly crimes over the last two years.

In fact, the last murder in Broad Ripple took place back in October 2016.

Anyone with information on the overnight shooting, or on the death of Gordon's brother last year, can contact Crime Stoppers at 317-262-TIPS.

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