Four people killed after string of weekend shootings around Indianapolis

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INDIANAPOLIS (June 15, 2015) – Friday marked a violent weekend that continued until late Sunday night around the Indianapolis area, with 11 people shot, four of them fatally.

The spate of shootings began early Friday morning when a man was shot at the Rodeway Inn in the 3500 block of Shadeland Avenue. The man later died from his wounds.

Late Friday night, two people were shot during an underage drinking party in the 300 block of Timber Glenn Way. The incident happened around 11:30 p.m.

On Saturday, a stray bullet hit a woman at Bayhead Village Apartments in the 7300 block of Bay Back Court. Police said the woman was sunbathing in the pool when gunfire struck her around 5 p.m.

Less than two hours later, another shooting was reported, this one in the 1700 block of North Ritter Avenue. Police found a man dead from an apparent gunshot wound. Police originally thought the shooting stemmed from an attempted robbery. However, further investigation led investigators to arrest a man on a murder charge.

Early Sunday morning, police said a woman’s ex-boyfriend shot her in the face in the 400 block of North Hamilton Avenue. When police responded to the scene, they shot the man. The woman went to Eskenazi Hospital; the man was taken to IU Health Methodist Hospital. Both suffered serious injuries, police said.

Hours later, around 6:05 a.m., officers responded to a shooting scene in the 1300 block of West 27th Street, where a man was found shot. The victim later died at Eskenazi Hospital.

Around 11:20 p.m., a man was fatally shot in the 3500 block of Shadeland Avenue at the Rodeway Inn—the same location of the shooting that began the violent span.

Just before midnight, officers were called to the 1700 block of Centurion Parkway near St. Vincent Hospital, where two people were shot in the parking lot. This was the result of an argument, investigators said.

Anyone with information about the shootings should call Crime Stoppers at (317) 262-8477 or text “INDYCS” plus information to 274627.

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