INDIANAPOLIS — The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department is investigating a series of seven shootings, including three deadly ones, from Monday night into Tuesday morning.
“These incidents are still active investigations detectives are still working diligently into today,” IMPD Public Affairs, Genae Cook said.
It started with a walk-in shooting victim around 8:40 p.m. Monday at St. Vincent Hospital on the north side. The only information about the shooting right now is that the victim was a male.
Then around 9:05 p.m., a woman was killed at an intersection on the east side. Police say it happened when she was a passenger in a car at 30th and Post. The car made it to 21st and Post by the time officers arrived.
Police say someone shot into the car and it is too early to determine if it was random or targeted. It’s not known if the driver was hurt. She was later identified by the Marion County Coroner’s Office as 33-year-old Vivian Clark.
At 10:22 p.m., another male walked into St. Vincent with a gun shot wound. Details surrounding the shooting are unknown.
Around midnight, a person was shot in the 5800 block of Wildflower Circle on the northwest side. Police say a man was taken to the hospital in critical condition after he was shot during an argument at a family gathering.
The second deadly shooting happened around 1 a.m. Tuesday on the west side. Police say a man returned to his home on Westbrook Avenue and found his male roommate suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. That man, later identified as 27-year-old Ladon Perry, was declared dead by officers.
Around 5 a.m., a woman was found shot and killed inside a laundromat at 38th and Sherman on the east side. She was later identified by the Marion County Coroner’s Office as 30-year -old Michelle Spaulding.
A total of two women were killed overnight. IMPD says many usually assume the victims are males but the number of female homicide victims have grown over the years.
“But when we hear that it’s a female it usually strikes us differently. And so it sticks out in our mind because we’re thinking of a mom, were thinking of our relatives who are females,” said Cook.
A third walk-in shooting was reported at 6:45 a.m., this time at Community East Hospital on Ritter Avenue. The condition of the victim is not known.
“The violence is just ridiculous it’s just so much. A lot of it starts with the upbringing and people don’t know the lord,” Indianapolis Resident, Christie Wilson said.
Officers have investigated 30 homicides so far this year compared to 24 in 2020. IMPD says the surging violence takes a toll on its’ officers.
“Having all of these violent acts that are going on in the city you know this replays in officers’ minds. So each day they start out and they continue to work through everything,” said Cook.
No arrests have been made in any of the investigations.
If anyone has any information, call the IMPD Homicide Office at 317-327-3475 or Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana at 317-262-8477 (TIPS).