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15-year-old boy killed in shooting on Indianapolis' northeast side

Meadowlark Drive shooting
Posted at 6:29 AM, Jul 12, 2022
and last updated 2022-07-15 14:34:00-04

Editor's Note: This story has been updated to reflect the spelling of the victim's name as provided by his family.

INDIANAPOLIS — Police are investigating after a 15-year-old boy was fatally shot early Tuesday morning on the city's northeast side.

Officers found the boy wounded while responding to the 6400 block of Meadowlark Drive for a report of a person shot, according to the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department.

That location is near North Arlington Avenue and 42nd Street in the Devington neighborhood.

The teen was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead shortly after 2 a.m., according to IMPD Capt. Don Weilhammer.

The Marion County Coroner later identified the teen as Sadayreon Edwards. The boy's family says his name is spelled Sadayveon.

Police say they are still working to identify suspects in the shooting.

"It doesn't matter if it's a juvenile or an adult; any shooting is one too many," Weilhammer said. "People are resorting to gun violence to try to solve their problems — and in the end, it never solves the problems."

IMPD also responded to a separate shooting late Monday, also on the northeast side that left a 23-year-old man dead. That man has not been identified at this time.

Anyone with more information on either shooting should contact IMPD at 317-327-3475 or Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana at 317-262-8477 (TIPS).