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Two dead, two injured after shooting in parking lot on Indianapolis' northeast side

Posted at 2:33 AM, Jun 05, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-07 14:36:49-04

INDIANAPOLIS — Two people are dead and two others are injured after a shooting in a parking lot of a shopping complex on the northeast side of Indianapolis, according to police.

Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department officers were called to the incident around 2 a.m. to the 7500 block of North Shadeland Avenue.

Officers arrived and found four people with apparent gunshot wounds, IMPD Officer Genae Cook said in an email. A man was found dead at the scene. Another man was taken to Eskenazi Hospital in critical condition and later died.

Rodney Willis, 50, and Darnell Bell, 47, were killed in the shooting, according to the Marion County Coroner's Office.

Two other people, a man and woman, were taken to local hospitals and are stable, Cook said.


Additional details haven't been released.

Anyone with information is asked to call IMPD homicide detectives at 317-327-3475 or report tips anonymously to Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana at 317-262-TIPS (8477) or online.