Shooting at gas station on southwest side leaves 1 dead, 2 injured

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Police are investigating a shooting on the city’s southwest side that left one person dead and two others injured.

The shooting occurred sometime around 2:30 p.m. at the Marathon Gas Station in the 6400 block of Mooresville Road, just north of West Mills Road.

Police say the two injured victims were taken to the hospital in critical condition. The coroner’s office identified the deceased as 55-year-old Kevin Jones Sr.

Investigators believe the shooting ended in the gas station parking lot, while the altercation began somewhere else. Police say a group of people got into a dispute.  The victims and suspects then all came to the gas station and at least one, but maybe multiple people, started shooting.

Several possible suspects ran away after the shooting, and police took three people into custody for questioning.

Police say this was not a random act of violence and this appears to be an isolated incident where once again the inability to resolve conflicts without gunfire proved deadly.

“I will tell people you have to communicate. You have to talk things out.  The answer is not to shoot someone. It’s not going to be accepted,” said IMPD officer Genae Cook.

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