2 people dead after shooting involving a vehicle at a northeast side gas station

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Indianapolis Metropolitan police say two people were shot to death inside a car at a northeast side gas station early Monday.

According to IMPD, officers were called to the Phillips 66 gas station near East 34th Street and North Keystone Avenue around 12:30 a.m. They found a man and woman with gunshot wounds inside the vehicle.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene; the woman was taken to an area hospital and later died from her injuries.

IMPD said an officer on patrol heard the gunshots and called for help. Officers were at the scene within a matter of seconds.

“A supervisor on normal patrol heard loud shots, so he was able to within seconds of getting the 911 call,” said Sgt. Christopher Wilburn with IMPD. “We can say with certainty we were here within a matter of seconds—between 45-60 seconds these officers locked down this gas station.”

Investigators were reviewing surveillance video in hopes of developing more information about suspects in the case. They’re asking anyone who may know something about the shooting to come forward.

“The police department hurts when things like this happens and so what we’re asking right now is that, and we can’t reiterate it enough, is this isn’t a problem we can solve by ourselves,” Wilburn said. “What I mean is, we as the police department alone. So what we’re asking is for the community to come alongside us and create some synergy here help us [solve the case].”

Anyone with information should contact Crime Stoppers at (317) 262-TIPS.

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