INDIANAPOLIS — Police are investigating after a person died in a shooting on Indy’s east side Friday afternoon.

The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department said officers responded to a parking lot in the area of Emerson and East 38th Street around 3:20 p.m. where they found a male and female in a vehicle suffering from injuries consistent with gunshot wounds.

Both people were transported to area hospitals. The woman suffered non-life-threatening injuries while the man was in critical condition. However, when they arrived at the hospital, the male victim was pronounced dead. The coroner’s office identified the man as 24-year-old Randall Louis Shields III.

Officers also located a third victim, an adult male, in the 5200 block of Butler Terrace. IEMS arrived at that location and transported him to an area hospital in stable condition. 

Police say an initial investigation indicates that the shooting did not happen at the 38th and Emerson location.

Preliminary information leads investigators to believe both incidents are related, all involved parties have been identified and there is no known threat to the public.

Anyone with information about this incident should contact Detective Dustin Keedy at the IMPD Homicide Office at (317) 327-3475 or by e-mail at

That information can also be provided anonymously by calling Crime Stoppers at (317) 262-TIPS.