No link yet between northeast side fatal shooting and fire

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Detectives are working to see if there are any connections between a deadly shooting and a large fire at the same northeast side home this weekend.

It began early Saturday morning when police were called to a shooting inside the 4000-block of Richelieu Road. According to IMPD, officers found a 27-year-old man who had been shot. The victim was rushed to the hospital where he died from his injuries. On Monday, he was identified as Billy Scott-Woodson

Police said the shooting was an isolated domestic incident, and they said a 33-year-old woman was a potential suspect. But at this time, no one is in custody.

Then Sunday, around 3:30 a.m., firefighters rushed to the same home where they worked a heavy fire with visible flames.

Neighbors said they smelled smoke in the area.

"I just happened to look out the window, and I saw all these red flames shooting up in the sky," said Carla Dixon.

Fire investigators have not determined what started the fire but said they have not found evidence to connect the fire to the shooting from the day before.

"How can you say it’s not related," Julie Chapman said. "It’d be very strange that it wasn’t related."

David Dixon's home was also damaged from the fire. He lives next door.

"I could feel the heat in the house," he said. Dixon added the heat woke him up and when he noticed what happened he got outside.

Dixon said his concern was for the neighbors.

"I know the kids and all who stayed over there," David Dixon said. "They said everybody was out of there. So that was a good thing."

Neighbors said they were tired from everything that took place in the overnight hours over the weekend and hoped nothing else would take place.

"There’s always terrible things," Chapman said. "It’s got to change, but you wonder if it will."

Anyone with information on either case should give IMPD a call at 262-TIPS.

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