INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (July 3, 2015) – Police are still looking for suspects in a deadly stabbing and drive-by shooting Thursday night. Five people were shot in about 30 minutes during two separate incidents.
“It’s certainly not the way we want to start off the month of July, especially going into the holiday,” said Officer Rafael Diaz with IMPD.
Ten Point Coalition, an anti-violence group, will head out into the neighborhoods where people were killed to keep the peace. Street outreach teams plan on working longer hours because they’re concerned recent crimes could cause retaliation.
“And we’re really concerned about tonight and tomorrow night so we’re going to try to increase our activities and stay out later over the next couple of nights to try to help out as much as we can,” said Rev. Charles Harrison with Ten Point Coalition.
Police responded to the 800 block of Udell Street around 10 p.m. Thursday. Officers found a man suffering from multiple stab wounds. He was transported to the hospital and died a short time later. The victim was later identified as 25-year-old Jamie Hines.
Later that night at 11:21 p.m. a man was shot in the leg while walking in the 2300 block of Stuart.
Officers responded to another shooting about 10 minutes before midnight. A man was found with a gunshot wound to the head in the 500 block of N. Lynn Street. Police determined he was the 20-year-old man was the victim of a drive-by shooting.
IMPD officers learned three additional victims were injured in the drive-by shooting and driven to Eskenazi Hospital. They were treated for non-life threatening injuries.
“If your intent is to harm someone you know when you’re spraying bullets through a neighborhood there’s repercussions to that and we’ve seen that in the past,” said Officer Diaz.
Investigators believe more than 20 shots were fired. Some bullets hit a nearby home with people inside. None of those residents were injured.
Police believe the recent stabbing and drive-by shooting were not random acts.