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Man killed, 2 wounded in shooting near apartments on Indianapolis' southeast side

5100 Emerson Village Lane shooting
5100 Emerson Village Lane Shooting
Posted at 8:58 PM, Jun 01, 2022
and last updated 2022-06-02 12:59:38-04

INDIANAPOLIS — A man was killed and two others were wounded in a shooting late Wednesday on the city's southeast side, police say.

One of the victims was pronounced dead after being checked into a local hospital, according to Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department spokesman Officer William Young.

Officers responded about 8 p.m. to the 5100 block of Emerson Village Lane after receiving several reports of shots fired and a person wounded. That location is near Emerson Village Apartments, though Young said it's unclear if the shooting happened inside one of the buildings.

One man was found shot there, and a second was later checked into a local hospital for his injuries.

Young initially said both people were reported to be awake and breathing, later adding the one checked into the hospital was in "stable but serious condition."

Shortly afterward, a third man was checked into a separate hospital, where he was pronounced dead from his injuries.

On Thursday, the Marion County Coroner's Office identified the man as Harold Bennett, 22.

Young said about 10 p.m. that the scene was still "very active" and that no arrests had been made at that time.

Detectives were still working to figure out what happened, Young said. Dispatchers notified responding officers there was possibly a disturbance in the area around the time of the shooting.

Investigators believe there is no active threat to the community and the attack was not random, Young said.

Anyone with more information was urged to contact detectives at 317-327-4275. Tips can also be submitted to Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana at 317-262-8477 (TIPS).

People can also email Detective Erika Jones at

"Our officers work extremely hard to support the community. We need the community to support our officers," he said.

Additional details have not yet been made available.