Murder victim identified in shooting at Indiana Discount Mall

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (January 24, 2016)–One man is dead, another is critical, and a third man is being questioned after shots rang out inside a west side business Sunday night.

Shortly after 5:45 p.m., police were called to the Indiana Discount Mall at Lafayette Road and Commercial Drive on a report of two people shot.

Witnesses told police two men were involved in a fist fight when one of the men pulled a gun and shot the other. A third man reportedly witnessed the shooting and pulled his own gun, shooting and killing the original shooter. Police are questioning that man and the case will be turned over to the prosecutor to review for possible charges.

The deceased has been identified as Jimmy Tapia-Sevilla, 19. The coroner ruled his cause of death to be gunshot wound to the head. The other man shot is a 19-year-old male; he suffered two gunshot wounds and was taken to Eskenazi Hospital in critical condition.

The area where the shooting occurred was described as a secluded area at the rear of the business. Police said customers, including families with children, continued to come and go from the business following the shooting.


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