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Man dies, 2 others hurt in shooting outside church off Fall Creek Parkway

UPDATE: The victim has been identified as 61-year-old Walter Goodloe.

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — A man has died after he and two other men were injured in a shooting Thursday afternoon in the parking lot of a church off Fall Creek Parkway on the near-north side, Indianapolis police say.

One man died shortly after arrival a hospital, police said Thursday night. Another man was last listed in serious condition. A third man received a minor graze wound, and medics treated him at the crime scene.

The Marion County Coroner’s Office will identify the man who died. IMPD did not identify the other two men.

Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department was called to the shooting just before 1:30 p.m. Thursday outside the Broadway United Methodist Church, 609 E. 29th St. That’s just off East Fall Creek Parkway North Drive between Central and College avenues.

Sgt. Genae Cook of IMPD says investigators think the shooting happened during a fight about a landscaping job. All three people shot are believed to have brought weapons to the parking lot north of the church, which was simply a meeting spot for the trio.

One person who’d been shot went into the church, and employees inside gave aid to the person, Cook says.

Anyone with information about the shooting was asked to contact IMPD Detective Dustin Keedy at the homicide office at 317-327-3475 or e-mail him at

IMPD also asked anyone with surveillance footage of the shooting to contact the department.

News 8’s Kyla Russell contributed to this report.

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