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Police: Triple shooting leaves two dead, one stable on Indy's west side

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Posted at 10:38 AM, May 21, 2023
and last updated 2023-05-22 15:51:35-04

INDIANAPOLIS — Two people are dead and one person is in stable condition after police say a man shot two women before killing himself.

Officers with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department said they responded to reports of shots fired at 6031 Lakeview Dr. around 3:15 a.m. Sunday morning.

Police said as they were responding to the call they received more information that two people were shot.

When they arrived, they located an adult male and female with gunshot injuries.

Police said the male was located outside the apartment building and the female was located inside the apartment.

Medics arrived to to treat the victims but they were pronounced dead, police said.

The Marion County Coroner's office identified the male as Vincent Lamar Washington, 32, and Alexis Lachelle Wilson, 37.

Police said a short time later they located another woman with gunshot injuries nearby.

According to police, she was transported to the hospital in stable condition.

Police say preliminary investigation leads them to believe the deceased male was responsible for shooting the two women and himself.

Police believe all three people knew each other, but they were not involved intimately.

A fourth person is believed to have intervened after the two women were shot, police said.

Police are asking that anyone with information about this incident to call Detective Gary Toms at the IMPD Homicide Office at 317.327.3475 or e-mail the detective at or call Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana at 317.262.8477 or (TIPS) to remain anonymous