Crime Watch 8

2 dead in shooting at intersection on west side

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Two people are dead after a shooting on the city’s west side.

Officers with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department were called to the 2600 block of Lafayette Road, where it intersects with North Tibbs Avenue, around 3 p.m. Monday on a report of a disturbance.

A man and a woman were found shot at that location and were taken by medical professionals to an area hospital in critical condition. They both died at the hospital, IMPD Officer Michael Hewitt said.

“It’s sad to see America come to this type of state of mind and not solve your problems before you let them escalate to where people are being shot,” said Tony Jackson who was shopping at the Eagledale Plaza at the time of the incident.

Investigators on Monday afternoon were working to determine where the shooting happened.

Police could not confirm where the victims were found but said the shooting investigation appeared to be concentrated around a blue sport-utility vehicle in the roadway, Hewitt said.

It was not clear who had been driving the SUV or what direction it had been traveling, Hewitt said.

Police would not say whether it was an isolated incident but did not believe there to be an immediate threat to public safety. 

“Somebody saw something! So why isn’t somebody saying something? It’s a shame because it could have been their family. But no one is really concerned unless it happens to their family,” said Indy resident, Cornelius Bridges.

The intersection is expected to be closed through rush hour, Hewitt said. 

Police ask anyone with information to call Crime Stoppers at 317-262-TIPS.

“No piece of information is too large or too small. Something very simple that you may have seen, could be a huge help to these detectives,” said Hewitt.

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INDOT spring, summer road work to limit travel on I-65, I-70

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Sections of Interstates 65 and 70 will have construction projects that will restrict traffic from April-November, the Indiana Department of Transportation said Tuesday.

Most of the central Indiana projects will be in the Indianapolis area. In most of the weather-dependent projects, traffic will be shifted to one side of the interstate, usually creating two lanes in each direction. The other side of the interstate will be shut down completely as contractors work. 

Outside of Marion County from April-December, patching and resurfacing will limit traffic on I-70 from Post Road in Indianapolis to the Indiana-Ohio state line. One lane will be open in each direction at all times during the summer. There will be ramp closings. Contractors will work in multiple 10-mile zones in one direction at a time. 

Here are the Indianapolis area projects:

Interstate 65 at Keystone Avenue: A bridge will be replaced from April-November. Southbound lanes will initially be rerouted onto northbound lanes. Three lanes will be available in each direction during rush hours, but only two lanes at other times.

Interstate 70 from I-456 on the east side to Post Road: Night and weekend lane restrictions will occur from April-October.

Interstate 65 at Southport Road: A bridge will be replaced from May-November. Three lanes will be open in each direction. The ramp onto I-65 northbound will be closed.

Interstate 70 from I-465 on west side to downtown South Split: Eastbound lanes will be closed from May 26-July 3. Westbound lanes will be closed from Aug. 3-Sept. 4. There will be ramp closings and local street closings as well.

Interstate 70 from downtown north split to I-465 on the east side: Eastbound lanes will be closed from May 26-July 3. Westbound lanes will be closed Aug. 3 to Sept. 4. During the closings, a limited number of lanes will be maintained in each direction.

Interstate 70 from Post Road in Indianapolis to Mount Comfort Road in Hancock County: Eastbound lanes will be closed from May 26-July 3. Westbound lanes will be closed Aug. 3-Sept. 4. During the closings, a limited number of lanes will be maintained in each direction.

Interstate 70 from Ronald Reagan Parkway to State Road 267 in Plainfield: From June-October westbound lanes will be closed for patching. In the usual eastbound lanes, three lanes will be designated as eastbound and two lanes as westbound. Also, the ramp from State Road 267 to I-70 eastbound will be closed.

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