INDIANAPOLIS — An Indianapolis woman is dead following a shooting in a neighborhood on the city’s far east side.
Police say they responded to the 10100 block of 33rd St. on a report of shots fired just before midnight.
Neighbors on the street heard arguing followed by gunfire and called 911.
By the time police arrived, they found the victim shot to death in front of her own home. Medics arrived to render aid but pronounced the victim dead at the scene.
The Marion County Coroner’s Office identified the victim as 34-year-old Porshia Corvette Walker.
Once on scene, police spoke to multiple people involved in the incident and detained them for questioning.
“The circumstances are still under investigation, but the individuals are believed to have known each other, and it’s not believed to be a random act,” said IMPD Lt. Shane Foley.
While police wouldn’t explain exactly what led to the killing, after interviewing witnesses, reviewing video footage and consulting with the prosecutor’s office, no arrests were made.
The investigation remains active.
“There were multiple people detained, questioned and released, and detectives are working to see if any other individuals may have been involved in this,” said Foley.
The overnight shooting marked the second time the victim was attacked at her home in recent months.
Court records show in late June, Walker was stabbed seven times during a fight with a cousin at the same home. A warrant for battery with a deadly weapon remains active for that suspect.
In the meantime, police are still reviewing the facts of the fatal shooting to see if any charges should be filed.
The death is also a reminder that people shouldn’t resort to violence to resolve their conflicts.
“Regardless of the circumstances of this, we’ve got a member of our community who is deceased,” said Foley. “As a community, we need to do better resolving conflicts and keeping guns out hands of people who shouldn’t have them.”
Anyone with information about this incident should contact Detective Steven Gray at the IMPD Homicide Office at (317) 327-3475 or e-mail him at Steven.Gray@indy.gov
Alternatively, they can call Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana at (317) 262-8477 or (TIPS) to remain anonymous.