Two people killed in west side Indianapolis home died from gunshot wounds, coroner says

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.— Two people killed in a west side Indianapolis home died from gunshot wounds to the head, according to the Marion County coroner.

Police were called to the home of the shooting around 4 p.m. on Thursday after neighbors reported seeing a body inside.

A 17-year-old friend of the female victim’s two children first noticed something was wrong and yelled to another neighbor for help.

“Our neighbor had gone down there to see if her son was home, and he came back down saying he thought somebody was dead in the floor because the door was cracked open,” said Zonie Christopher.

“They were able to see through the window of the residence that there were two people down. The door of the residence was ajar,” said Jim Gillespie, with IMPD.

Investigators found Victoria Valdez, 39, and Vincent Grant, 31, deceased inside the home. A coroner later determined that they died from gunshot wounds to the head.

Police are investigating the deaths as a double homicide, not a murder-suicide. Investigators also said it didn’t appear domestic.

Violence later broke out Thursday night as the scene got more tense.

Officers moved the crime scene back to keep the peace.

Police have not released information regarding a suspect or motive. However, Thursday night police said they did have a person of interest. It’s unclear if they’re still questioning that person.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers at 317-262-8477.

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