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IMPD: Woman dies, 2 people hurt in shooting at 32nd Street apartments

IMPD Officer William Young provides an update on triple shooting at east side Hawthorne Place Apartments

Latest: The Marion County Coroner’s Office identified the woman who died as 18-year-old Lashelle Hewlett.

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — A woman died, and another woman and a man were hospitalized after found shot Tuesday afternoon near an apartment complex on the city’s east side, police say.

Police were talking with people who were detained after the shooting. A family member told News 8 that a fight preceded the shooting.

Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department was called shortly before 4:20 p.m. Tuesday to a person shot to the 5200 block of East 32nd Street. IMPD’s computer-aided dispatch later updated the incident as a “murder homicide.”

About a half-hour after the reported shooting, multiple police cars surrounded the buildings at Hawthorne Place Apartments, an Indianapolis Housing Agency location. It’s northeast of the intersections of 30th Street and Emerson and Massachusetts avenues. A spokesman for IMPD says multiple shell casings were found outside the apartments.

The woman shot was in critical condition on Tuesday night, IMPD said. The man shot was stable.

The Marion County Coroner’s Office was expected to later publicly identify the woman who died, IMPD says.

Investigators did not immediately know the relationships of the people in the shooting, the spokesman said.

No additional information was immediately shared publicly what may have led to the shooting, although the spokesman said the investigation was incomplete. No information was immediately available to investigators on whether the incident was a drive-by shooting as had been suggested in some reports to police.

Anyone with information was asked to contact IMPD Detective Daniel Hiatt at 317-327-3475 or

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