Man killed in double shooting at Knights Inn identified

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - Metro police continue to investigate a double shooting and a separate robbery that happened within just a few hours of each other on the city’s east side.

It started just before midnight Wednesday when a man suffering from a gunshot wound, later identified as Oscar Gonzalez, 18, showed up at the Exxon gas station at 21st and Shadeland Avenue.

First responders and police were notified and the man was taken to the hospital where he died from his injuries.

Police believe the shooting is connected to a woman who was also shot in the foot at the Knights Inn across the street. She was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Detectives determined that the two gunshot victims had been involved in an altercation with one another in the parking lot of the Knights Inn hotel.

Then, at around 9:15 Thursday morning at the same gas station, witnesses say a man a robbed the station and took off on foot.

A witness who was inside at the time spoke with us exclusively just a few minutes after it happened.

“He had his hand in his pocket and basically demanded money and started pointing something at the clerk. I don’t know if there was a gun. He basically said, Give me the money give me all the damn money,” said the witness.

The witness also said once he realized it was a robbery, he ran out of the store and got in his truck.

The suspect took off on foot, running behind a nearby hotel.

Police responded to the scene and searched the area with K-9 units, but no arrests have been reported.

Inez Miller who frequents the gas station called it frightening.

"To be standing here getting gas and to hear that it was robbed, that’s scary. It’s just very scary,” said Miller.

Miller said crime can happen anywhere at any time.

"You’re seeing it more and more in broad daylight. Crime just doesn’t happen at night anymore. You just never know. You go out to work, you’re going to school, you’re going to the gym, you’re going wherever and crime is everywhere now. Nothing is off limits no time is off limits,” said Miller.

Miller says she'll stay vigilant, but crime will not dictate her schedule.

“You have to keep living though. It just makes you more aware that crime is here in your city, it’s here in your neighborhoods, it could be right next door to you,” said Miller.

If you know anything about what happened, call Crime Stoppers at 317-262-TIPS.

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