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Three shot in separate robberies over 24 hours in Indianapolis

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Posted at 12:01 PM, Aug 08, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-08 12:03:31-04

INDIANAPOLIS -- Three people were shot in separate robberies around Indianapolis in a span of 24 hours between Sunday and Monday night.

The first incident occurred Sunday shortly before 10:30 p.m. in the 3000 block of North Webster Avenue on the east side.

Police arrived on scene to find 33-year-old Florentino Zepada Banuelos suffering from an apparent gunshot wound to the right shoulder.

Banuelos told police he was at the Frederick Place Apartments when an unknown male took his cell phone and a second suspect shot him.

He described the shooter as a black male, standing approximately 5’9” with a thin build and braids. The shooter was reportedly wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt.

Banuelos was taken to the hospital for treatment but was not believed to have suffered life-threatening injuries.

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Almost exactly 24 hours later, and just a few blocks south, police were called to the 2000 block of North Arlington Avenue at 10:15 p.m. Monday on a report of a person shot.

They arrived to find 22-year-old Jaylen Steele suffering from an apparent gunshot wound.

Steele told police two unknown suspects shot him and stole his car, a gray 2006 Kia Optima.

Steele was transported to the hospital and was most recently listed in stable condition.

Approximately an hour later, in the 5400 block of Falcon Creek Way on the northwest side, police were dispatched to a person assaulted.

Officers arrived at the Falcon Creek Place Apartments to find 20-year-old Daniel Duane Hughes suffering from a gunshot wound sustained during an apparent robbery.

Hughes was transported from the scene for medical attention. His condition was not immediately known.

As of Tuesday morning, police had not made any arrests in any of the shootings.

If you have any information about one or more of these incidents, you’re asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 317-262-TIPS. Your call may remain anonymous.

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