INDIANAPOLIS — One man is dead after a shooting and crash on Indy’s east side.
According to the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department, officers were called to the 2600 block of N. Sherman Drive, just north of where Sherman crosses Massachusetts Avenue, at approximately 12:07 p.m. on report of shots fired.
Officers reported arrived on scene and found a vehicle crashed into a pair power poles. The driver of the vehicle, who was pronounced dead at the scene, reportedly had what appeared to be a gunshot wound (or wounds).
“It’s a very complex scene as you can imagine, so we’re trying to piece everything together,” said IMPD Officer William Young.
It is unclear at this time if the victim was shot while driving or prior to getting behind the wheel and crashing.
Because police believe the fatal shots were fired a few blocks away from the crash, some neighbors near the scene didn’t see the shooting and had no idea what motivated the killing.
Twenty minutes later and a just mile away, police were called to a neighborhood near 25th and Caroline and found a second person shot.
That victim was stabilized and taken to the hospital.
Aside from time and location, so far police don’t think the two crimes are connected.
“We are treating them as two separate scenes. There’s no info they are connected at this time,” said Young.
While the fatal shooting and crash on Sherman knocked out power to some in the area, the street is normally highly traveled and police are asking anyone with information on the death to speak up.
“Any tips and information help whenever we have a case like this,” said Young. “We are able to solve cases based on community tips they provide. Over the last year or two, I’ve seen the community is getting frustrated and providing us that information. I would encourage them to continue doing that and providing detectives what we need.”
Police did not have any suspect information to release.
Anyone with information about the incident can contact Crime Stoppers at (317) 262-TIPS.
Jesse Wells contributed to this report.