Man killed on Indy’s west side marks third person shot in under 1 hour

Indianapolis Area Crime

INDIANAPOLIS — A man was shot and killed Monday on the west side of Indianapolis, according to the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department

Police were called to the 5800 block of Suburban Drive at 8:14 p.m.

Officers arrived to find a man inside a vehicle suffering from at least one gunshot wound. Police say he was taken to Eskenazi Hospital in critical condition and died not long after arrival.

The Marion County Coroner’s Office identified the victim as 56-year-old Joseph Brownlee.

It marked the third shooting IMPD responded to in less than an hour Monday evening.

The first took place on the city’s near northwest side when officers were called to North Harding Street and Edgemont Avenue at 7:35 p.m. Police initially described the person shot at this location as “awake and breathing” but later said their condition was “critical.”

The other shooting happened on Indianapolis’ west side when police were called to the 3100 block of Keswick Road at 7:41 p.m. IMPD listed this person as critical after initially describing them as “awake and breathing” as well.

IMPD responded to the fourth shooting of the night shortly before 10:30 p.m. Officers were called to the 4000 block of South East Street, where they found a person shot at least once. Police listed this person in stable condition.

Investigations into all four shootings are ongoing.

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