2 killed in nightclub shooting near IMS

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Two people were shot and killed early Saturday morning. The shooting happened on Indianapolis’ near west side.

The Indianapolis Metro Police Department confirmed two people were shot at Club Venus, a nightclub located near the intersection of N. Tibbs Avenue and W. 16th. Street, just a few blocks from the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Both victims have been pronounced dead at the scene, police said. The shooting happened just after 1 a.m.

Police late Saturday afternoon released the names of the two shot, which were William Walker, age 23, and Charles Reeves II, age 42.

Detectives with IMPD were dispatched to the location of the shooting to interview witnesses. The Indianapolis-Marion County Forensic Services Agency also assisted by gathering any potential evidence from the crime scene. A motive has not been determined yet and police have not released many details, as they are in the early stages of their investigation.

“For the most part, it sounds like people are being cooperative and talking to us,” said IMPD Officer Michael Hewitt.

So far, police have not given word about any possible suspects in the shooting.

This is not the first shooting to happen at Club Venus. Over the past few years, multiple shootings have occurred at the club, including one in 2018 and two in 2017.

Police are asking for anyone with information regarding the shooting to contact CRIME STOPPERS of Central Indiana at 317-262- TIPS. All callers can remain anonymous and anyone that provides information that leads to a felony arrest may be eligible for a cash reward.


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