INDIANAPOLIS — The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department is investigating its latest series of homicides. The deaths of five people from Tuesday evening to Wednesday morning are now under investigation by detectives. It brings the yearly count to 217 homicides.
3 bodies found on south side, 8 p.m. Tuesday
It began around 8 p.m. Tuesday when an off-duty IMPD officer found 3 bodies while doing a routine property check in the 4400 block of S. Meridian Street.
The bodies were located in a remote area. The coroner’s office said two of the victims were shot to death. They have been identified as 22-year-old Mike James and 18-year-old Joseph Thomas. Thomas had been reported missing the day before.
The third body has not been identified.
Woman shot, killed on north side, 10:35 p.m. Tuesday
Two and a half hours later around 10:35 p.m., police were sent to a shooting in the 2100 block of Wheatgrass Way.
A woman was found shot and taken to the hospital in critical condition. She was pronounced dead at the hospital.
Man killed in northeast side shooting, 1 a.m. Wednesday
IMPD investigated another deadly shooting in the early hours of Wednesday morning.
Around 1 a.m., a shooting was reported near W. 30th and Kenmore Avenue.
Police found a man in an alley who had been shot. He was declared deceased by medics.
At this point, no arrests have been made.
IMPD also responded to two non-fatal shooting reports, including a shooting walk-in at Community East Hospital. That was around 6:20 p.m. We do not have any information on the victim.
Another person was shot around 10 p.m. in the 2100 block of E. Bradbury Avenue. The victim’s condition is not clear.