4 people shot, 2 killed in separate overnight shootings
UPDATE: The Marion County Coroner’s Office identified the man shot on 38th Street as 37-year-old Robert McCullum Jr. The coroner’s office has identified the man killed in the 2600 block of Hillside Avenue as 18-year-old Michael Rollins, Jr.
INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Four people were shot, two fatally, in separate double shootings overnight, according to the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department.
2 shot, 1 killed on far east side
At around 3 a.m. Thursday, IMPD East District officers found one man shot in the parking lot of a gas station near the intersection of 38th Street and Post Road on Indy’s far east side. The man was transported to a hospital in stable condition.
A short time later, police found a second man with gunshot wounds in a parking lot in the 9000 block of 38th Place. That’s an apartment complex about a half-mile west of the scene of the first shooting. The man died at the scene.
Homicide detectives believe the two shootings may be connected, according to IMPD.
“It’s unfortunate we’re here talking about another homicide. It’s unfortunate that we’re here talking about another family — two families — that have been impacted by gun violence in this city. Things have to change,” IMPD Officer Samone Burris said.
The investigation is ongoing and no arrest has been made. Police did not share any suspect information or provide a possible motive for the shootings.
Anyone with information was asked to contact Detective Connie Pearson by email or by calling the IMPD Homicide Office at 317-327-3475. Anonymous tips can be left with CrimeStoppers of Central Indiana at 317-262-TIPS.
2 shot, 1 killed near Martindale-Brightwood
Police and medics were called to a report of a person shot just before 11:10 p.m. Wednesday in the 2600 block of Hillside Drive. That’s in a residential area northwest of the intersection of East 25th Street and North Keystone Avenue, just north of Martindale-Brightwood.
Officers found two men with gunshot injuries. One man was taken to a hospital in critical condition. The other man died at the scene, according to IMPD.
Homicide detectives were investigating and no arrests have been made.
Police did not share any suspect information or provide a possible motive for the shooting.
Anyone with information was asked to contact Det. Gary Toms or by calling the IMPD Homicide Office at 317-327-3475. Anonymous tips can be left with CrimeStoppers of Central Indiana at 317-262-TIPS.