INDIANAPOLIS — Indianapolis metro police are investigating two separate shootings that occurred in the span of 10 minutes on the east and near northeast sides of the city, injuring at least two people and killing one.
IMPD was first called around 6 p.m. to the intersection of E. Washington Street and S. Euclid Avenue on the city’s east side on report of a person shot. Upon arrival, officers found two victims suffering from gunshot wounds inside a car that had been involved in a collision.
A preliminary investigation into the shooting, IMPD said, shows that three adult males and a child were inside a car at the intersection when two suspects, presumed to be adult males, open fired on the vehicle.
“Someone that has absolutely no regard for human life,” IMPD Maj. Mike Leepper said on scene. “We’ll do everything in our power to hold them accountable for the actions they committed today.”
The driver of the victim’s car, police said, began trying to drive away from the gunshots and ended up colliding with another uninvolved car on Washington.
“Multiple rounds were fired into that vehicle,” Leepper said. “Then, the vehicle collided with another vehicle in a pretty devastating car accident.”
The two victims, both adult males, were taken to the hospital in stable condition. The child and one of the adult passengers, police said, were uninjured.
“It’s only by the grace of God that the child wasn’t injured in this,” Leepper said.
The second shooting occurred around 6:10 p.m. when IMPD officers were called to the 3700 block of N. Tacoma Avenue for a person shot. Upon arrival to the area, which is near the intersection of E. 38th Street and N. Keystone Avenue on the near northeast side, they found one gunshot victim.
Police confirmed the victim died overnight at the hospital. He was later identified as Dwight Berryhill, 21.
A fourth person arrived at Community Hospital North around 6:50 p.m. suffering from gunshot wounds. IMPD confirmed that as of 8:45 p.m. Tuesday, this is being investigated as an incident separate from the other two shootings.
Police did not immediately provide any more information on either shooting.