Police: 2 dead after double shooting on northwest side
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Two people died after a shooting Sunday night on the northwest side of Indianapolis.
Indianapolis Metropolitan police said one person was pronounced dead at the scene in the 6400 block of Mission Terrace. A second victim was taken to Eskenazi Hospital, where he later succumbed to his wounds.
The 911 calls started coming in around 9 p.m. Two male victims were killed. They were identified Monday as Jonte Williams, 18, and Dequan Procter, 23.
Their official causes of death have not been released.
Police said there was no information about a disturbance prior to the shooting. Investigators found numerous shell casings at the scene and were still trying to figure out what led to the violence.
Police said they have been called to the apartment complex before.
“This is a relatively active apartment complex, it is, without a doubt, but that’s no excuse for people being murdered out of our streets,” said Capt. Harold Turner with IMPD.
The double homicide was part of a violent weekend in Indianapolis. On Saturday night, an 18-year-old was shot and killed on the northwest side. About an hour later, a 13-year-old boy was fatally shot in Castleton.
“There’s no nice way to say this. It hasn’t been a good weekend,” Turner said. “But we’re going to work diligently to solve these homicides and at the same token we need the public’s help, we can’t do this ourselves. If you know something anything and you’re keeping this info to yourself, you’re part of the problem. You’re not part of the solution.”
Police urged anyone with information to call Crime Stoppers at 317-262-TIPS.