2 men dead, juvenile in critical condition following shooting on east side of Indy

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- Two men are dead and a juvenile is in critical condition after a triple shooting on the east side of Indianapolis, according to the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department.

Around 3:45 p.m. Sunday, police were called to the 2500 block of North Emerson Avenue, just north of I-70 exit on Emerson Ave.

Officers arrived to find three individuals suffering from gunshot wounds. Two men were pronounced dead at the scene, and a juvenile was taken to the hospital.

"We're working on piecing together exactly what happened here today. We do ask, this is a very busy road, we do ask that if you saw anything, if there is anything, anyone who drove by and you were too scared to stop that, you call Crime Stoppers at 317-262-TIPS or the IMPD Homicide Unit," said IMPD Sgt. Grace Sibley.

IMPD has not yet release the identities of the deceased.

A family member of one of the men involved in the shooting is urging the community to stop the violence.

“Let’s just stop it completely, because this is not going to stop unless someone really steps in and says what can we really do to get rid of these guns off the street," said Belinda Vaughn, “To go through something like this, yeah, this is not good at all.”

An investigation into the incident is ongoing.

Anyone with information should call the IMPD Homicide Office at 317-327-3475 or Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana at 317-262-8477 or (TIPS).

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