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1 dead after shooting early Monday following weekend of deadly violence in Indianapolis

1 dead after shooting early Monday following weekend of deadly violence in Indianapolis


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A spate of fatal weekend violence spilled into early Monday when a man was killed after a shooting near a party on the far east side of Indianapolis. 

Officers with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department were near East 21st Street and Mitthoeffer Road just before 1 a.m. when they heard shots being fired near the 10200 block of Churchill Court, half a mile to the southeast. 

Between 50 to 100 people were in the street leaving a party as officers arrived, according to IMPD Officer Genae Cook, but police found a man with gunshot wounds lying near a home in the block. He was pronounced dead at the scene. 

Homicide detectives responded to begin their investigation, and a police report filed early Monday lists a handgun as potentially used in the incident. Police have not released any information about suspects in the shooting. 

About an hour before the fatal shooting, officers were called to 34th Street and Orchard Avenue on the northeast side to find a person shot. That person was taken to the hospital in stable condition. 

Saturday shooting: 2 dead, 2 others injured after northeast-side parking lot

Then, at 1:47 p.m., just under an hour after the Churchill Court shooting, a person was left in critical condition after a shooting at a motel in the 6800 block of East 21st Street, according to police.

And another person was injured in yet another shooting near 38th and Meridian Streets early Monday. That person walked into IU Methodist Hospital in stable condition. 

The fatal far east side shooting comes after four people were killed in shootings across Indianapolis this weekend. 

Two people were killed and two others were wounded in a shooting about 2 a.m. Saturday in the parking lot of a northeast side business, according to police. Investigators indicated those involved in the shooting were at a local business in the 7500 block of North Shadeland Avenue before shots were fired.

Sunday shooting: 1 woman found shot to death on north side

Shortly after 7:15 p.m., Indianapolis police found a man dead with a gunshot wound in a condominum garage on the south side of the city. No suspects have identified in that shooting.

On Sunday, a woman was found dead outside an abandoned home near the Crown Hill neighborhood in the 3500 block of North Kenwood Avenue. Investigators believe she was shot in the overnight hours, according to police. 

Danita Hoskin, president of the Crown Hill Neighborhood Association, told IndyStar at the scene that seeing her quiet street transformed into a crime scene was heartbreaking.

“It’s very sad, and it sends a negative message about an inner city neighborhood that’s undergoing redevelopment,” Hoskin said. “You can see that our community has become a very close, diverse community. That’s why people are out talking to each other and checking on each other.”

“There is a lot of pride in our community,” she continued. “That’s why we work so hard to make sure people understand that, yes, there are some challenges. I don’t know any community that doesn’t have some challenges. But there are so many positive things about our community, and number one is the people.”

Police ask anyone with information about the incidents to contact the IMPD Homicide Office at 317-327-3475 or Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana at 317-262-8477. 

Contact Lawrence Andrea at 317-775-4313 or Follow him on Twitter @lawrencegandrea.

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Published at Mon, 07 Jun 2021 11:04:47 +0000