INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - Just after 10 p.m. Thursday, one man was shot in the head and another man was shot in the chest.
One man was found near Lafayette Square Mall; the other was dropped off in the mall parking lot.
Police say they don't know if the shootings are related.
Both were rushed to Wishard Hospital where they're listed in critical condition.
These shootings happened less than a day before a planned prayer vigil and walk to stop the violence.
Community and faith-based leaders, along with IMPD, will walk through some of the city's highest crime areas every Friday and Saturday in April to reach out to young people in particular.
So far this year, 30 murders have been reported in Indianapolis.
The goal of these vigils, organizers say, is to stop the violence before it starts.
"Every homicide affects 100 people, so we're trying to bring healing to those individuals who are suffering the most so we don't have retaliation, so we don't have individuals making choices based on the fact that they don't have other options," said IMPD Chaplain David Coatie.
If you want to attend the prayer vigil and walk:
Time: 6 p.m.
Location: Joyce Kilmer Academy/IPS School 69
3421 N. Keystone Ave., Indianapolis
If you have information on either of the shootings Thursday night, call Crime Stoppers anonymously at (317) 262-TIPS.
The Boone County Sheriff's Office says a crash closed State Road 39 on Friday morning.
A family of five was uninjured after a house fire on the city's east side early Friday morning.
Police dispatchers in Morgan County say a crash closed both directions of Mann Road on Friday morning.