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Two killed, three injured in shootings across Indianapolis

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Posted at 6:31 PM, Dec 10, 2021
and last updated 2021-12-13 14:24:02-05

INDIANAPOLIS — The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department is investigating after two people were killed and three others were injured after multiple shootings across the city Friday.

The latest shooting happened on the city's east side at the Budget Inn 8 hotel and another hotel near the intersection of I-70 and Shadeland Avenue. Police say a woman was shot and has died.

The Marion County Coroner's Office identified her as Michelle Rutledge, 31.

IMPD is talking to witnesses and looking for the possibility of surveillance cameras.

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Earlier in the day, three shootings happened within about an hour of each other in the late afternoon.

IMPD says a woman was found dead in a parking lot after a shooting in the 4300 block of Majestic Lane around 6 p.m. The Marion County Coroner’s Office identified the woman as 17-year-old Tianna Williams.

Anyone with information about this incident should contact Detective Dustin Keedy at the IMPD Homicide Office at 317.327.3475 or e-mail him at

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Police also responded to the intersection of 16th Street and Meridian Friday afternoon. The victim was reported to be in serious but stable condition. Crime scene tape was seen in an alley behind the McDonald's.

Later, a third victim was found in the 1200 block of N. Gladstone Avenue. Their condition is stable, according to police.

A walk-in person shot was also reported at Community Hospital East. IMPD did not give information on that person's condition or where the shooting might have taken place.