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Family, friends hold vigil for quad murder victims

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – Family and friends are remembering four people who were shot and killed on the city’s west side this week.

It happened inside of a home in the 3100 block of North Harding Street Tuesday morning.

The front door step was filled with flowers and candles Wednesday evening.

Dozens of people stopped by the home to pray for the families of the victims and for the gun violence to stop.

Police identified the victims as Tiara Turner, 32, Sherry Taylor, 48, Terri Betties, 41, and her son Davon Whitlock

“When you come to find out that it was Tiara that was involved it just sort of hits home,” said Annanis Shotwell, family friend. “Hard for me knowing her father. Wow. I just can’t imagine what he’s going through right now.”

A close relative tells 24-Hour News 8 Tiara was hanging out with her aunts Sherry and Terri. She says Davon drove over to pick up his mom Terri when they were shot and killed.

A small group of people returned to the crime scene to pay their respects, including Mr. Shotwell. He says he knows Tiara’s dad and even watched her growing up.

“I always thought of her as my niece and she always called me uncle,” said Shotwell.

Shotwell is just praying for better days ahead and for the gun violence to stop.

“It’s incredible, you know, that life doesn’t mean anything to anybody these days,” said Shotwell. “I mean how could you take a person’s life at a blink of an eye and not think nothing else about it the next day, you know?”

A prayer vigil is scheduled for Thursday at 6:30 p.m.

Right now police believe one of the victims was the intended target. Anyone with information is asked to call police.

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