Violent night in Indianapolis: 7 people shot in less than 12 hours

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Multiple investigations are underway following a violent night and morning in Indianapolis. Police say seven people were shot in different locations, all within a matter of hours, and two of those people are dead.

The most recent shooting occurred around 3:30 a.m. A person walked into Eskenazi Hospital with a gunshot wound, but it’s unclear at this time how that person was shot.

Just before that around 2:30 a.m. a person was shot on the near northwest side at the intersection of North Harding Street and Burdsal Parkway.

Police say two men were arguing – one man was in a car, the other was on foot. “The male in the vehicle drove on south around the block, came up again to continue the argument, and ended up shooting the victim one time in the upper torso,” said IMPD Captain Robert Troutt.

The suspect drove off after the shooting, and the victim, 25-year-old Sean Hamilton, was taken to Eskenazi Hospital, where police say he died from his injuries. Homicide detectives are investigating.

Also this morning, two people were shot on Bavarion West Drive on the far east side shortly after 1 a.m. One person was shot in the leg, and the other was shot in the arm.

Around the same time, a man was shot on Jefferson Avenue on the near east side. Police say that man was hit in the back and behind.

He told police he was in the house, heard gunshots, then realized he’d been shot. He was taken to Eskenazi in stable condition.

A fatal shooting occurred Tuesday night on the near north side. Police were called to the 400 block of East 38th Street, near Meridian Street, shortly after 6 p.m.

When officers arrived, they found a man who had been shot, and he was pronounced dead at the scene. The victim was identified as Michael Brown, 59. On Wednesday, police announced 59-year-old Michael Cunningham had been arrested on a preliminary murder charge.

Another man was shot Tuesday evening around 6:30 p.m. on the west side in the 1300 block of South Lynhurst Drive near Washington Street. It is unknown at this time how seriously that person was injured.

If you have any information on any of these shootings, police ask that you call Crime Stoppers at 317-262-TIPS (8477).

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