Five people shot, 3 dead after violent night around Indianapolis

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INDIANAPOLIS (November 5, 2015) – Five people were shot, three fatally, in less than three hours on Wednesday night.

The first occurred around 8:30 p.m. on the northwest side of Indianapolis. Police say a man was found dead in a parking lot near La Joya Apartments in the 4500 block of Candletree Circle. Police say the 26-year-old victim was suffering from a gunshot wound and was pronounced dead on the scene by medics.

“Our homicide units are out here talking to some of the residents to see if they heard anything, saw anything,” said IMPD officer Rafael Diaz.

About an hour later, police received a report of a person shot in the 7000 block of Islander Drive on the city’s west side. When they arrived on scene, they found an 18-year-old man shot in the left hand. He was transported to the hospital to be treated for his injuries.

Around 10:15 p.m., police responded to a shooting on the northeast side in the 3600 block of Durbarry Rd. Officers say they found a teenager suffering from a gunshot wound to the back. Aggravated Assault detectives began their investigation, and the victim was transported to the hospital in critical condition. He later died from his injuries, police said. Police identified him as 18-year-old Nigel Willis.

Police then responded to several reports of shots fired in the 2300 block of Fox Hill Ct on the northwest side around 10:40 p.m. Police say they found a pick-up truck that had crashed nearby. Inside the vehicle, officers say they found a man with an apparent gunshot wound. Medics pronounced the 29-year-old man dead at the scene.

Shortly after, police received a disturbance call from the 7400 block of Somerset Bay on the northeast side. When they arrived on scene, officers found a 56-year-old man who had been shot in the leg. He was transported to the hospital to be treated for his injury.

All of these shootings are being investigated as separate incidents and police do not have any suspects in custody at this time.

Anyone with information about any of these incidents is urged to call Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana at 317-262-TIPS (8477).  Callers may also text “INDYCS” plus tip information to 274637 (CRIMES).

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