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8 shot, 2 fatally, in night of gun violence in Indianapolis

Posted at 9:10 AM, Jun 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-08 15:13:43-04

INDIANAPOLIS — At least eight people were shot overnight in Indianapolis, including two men who died from their injuries.

The eight shootings happened in the span less than four hours between late Sunday and early Monday, according to the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department.

The violence began just before 11 p.m. when IMPD officers responded to the 2900 block of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Street to investigate after several people were reported to be in the street. Before officers arrived, they learned shots had been fired.

Police found two people who had been shot. A man was transported to Methodist Hospital, where he was pronounced dead shortly after he arrived, and a woman is in critical condition at Eskenazi Hospital.

The Marion County Coroner's Office identified the man as Rasool Abdul-Haqq, 21.

IMPD said a woman was struck by a motorist as people fled the scene following the shootings. She is listed in stable condition.

Two people were shot, one fatally, in the 2900 block of Dr. Martin Luther King St. on Sunday, June 7, 2020.

About a half-hour later, police found an unresponsive man who had been shot in the stairwell of an apartment building in the 1900 block of Canary Court. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Five more shootings were reported within the next hour, according to IMPD.

  • At about 12:40 a.m., a woman was shot in the 4300 block of East Washington Street. A report from IMPD said she is "awake and breathing."
  • Just before 12:45 a.m., a man was shot in the 800 block of North Emerson Avenue. He is listed in stable condition.
  • After 1:15 a.m., a woman was shot at a large party in the 2100 block of North Tibbs Avenue. She listed in stable condition.
A person was shot at a party in the 2100 block of North Tibbs Avenue on Monday, June 8, 2020.

  • Before 1:30 a.m., a person who had been shot at a different location walked into Methodist Hospital. The victim is listed in stable condition.
  • Just after 1:30 a.m., IMPD responded to the 3500 block of West 20th Street where a person had been shot. The person is listed in serious but stable condition.

As of Monday, IMPD reported 90 homicides in Indianapolis since the beginning of the year, compared to 64 through the same time period in 2019.