One killed and two injured in West Side shooting

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.– Three people were shot on the West Side early Saturday morning.

The incident happened near the Checkered Flag Tavern in the 5700 block of West Morris Street shortly after midnight.

When police arrived on scene, they found 45-year-old Kevin Wells with a gunshot wound to the neck. He was transported to Eskenazi Hospital in serious condition.

Officers also found 36-year-old Daniel Smith of Indianapolis lying in the parking lot suffering from a gunshot wound. He was pronounced dead on scene.

A few moments later, officers found a third person shot at a home on South Whitcomb. That victim was shot in the upper thigh and transported to Eskenazi Hospital in good condition.

A handgun was recovered from the scene, and detectives are investigating what lead to the shooting. No arrests have been made, but police say they’re not currently looking for any suspects in this case. Detectives believe a disturbance between the man may have led to the shooting.

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