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2 dead, 4 others injured in overnight shootings around Indy

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Posted at 1:41 AM, Feb 18, 2024
and last updated 2024-02-18 02:20:54-05

INDIANAPOLIS — Two people are dead and multiple others are injured after overnight shootings on the west and northwest sides of Indianapolis.

5000 W 71st St.

According to Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department, officers were first called to 5000 W 71st St. on the west side for a report of shots fired around 1 a.m.

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Officers located two victims with injuries consistent with gunshot wounds.

The victims were reported to be awake and breathing.

7545 Rockville Rd.

Shortly after, around 1:30 a.m. on the west side, officers were called to 7545 Rockville Rd. on a report of a person shot.

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According to IMPD, officers were on the scene at the time of the shooting as they prepared to raid the Onyx Event Center for an illegal party.

According to police, the building was issued a cease-and-desist order and was not allowed to be hosting a function.

Officers were staging outside the building when numerous people ran out and said someone had been shot.

An adult male, identified as Terrell Reese, 28, was pronounced dead at the scene. IMPD then learned of a 32-year-old man that was transported to the hospital in critical condition. A 21-year-old female was also found in a vehicle nearby with gunshot injuries. She was transported to the hospital in stable condition.

Anyone with information about this incident should call Detective Colten Smith at the IMPD Homicide Office at 317.327.3475 or e-mail the detective at Colten.Smith@indy.gov. 

5700 block of Little Creek Drive

Just after 5:30 a.m. in the 5700 block of Little Creek Drive, IMPD officers located a man in the parking lot of an apartment complex with gunshot wounds.

According to police, the man was sitting in the drivers seat of a car in the lot, but not in an actual parking space.

The man, identified as Bryant Melton, Jr, 26, died at the scene.

Anyone with information about this incident should call Detective Michael Wright at the IMPD Homicide Office at 317.327.3475 or e-mail the detective at Michael.Wright@indy.gov