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Woman dead, child injured in shooting incident on Indianapolis' northwest side

Posted at 3:20 PM, Dec 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-30 11:12:49-05

INDIANAPOLIS — A woman was shot and killed and a child was injured in an incident Sunday afternoon on the northwest side of Indianapolis.

Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department officers and emergency personnel were called around 1:45 p.m. to the 4800 Block of Clarkson Drive, near West 52nd Street and Georgetown Road on the report of a person shot, IMPD Officer Michael Hewitt said.

Officers found a woman and child suffering from gunshot wounds when they arrived, Hewitt said. The woman, identified as 26-year-old Alexis Edwards, later died due to her injuries.

The child who was with the woman is being treated for non-life threatening injuries, Hewitt said.

The relationship between the child and Edwards has not been released.

Anyone with information on the incident is asked to call IMPD homicide detectives at 317-327-3475 or Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana at 317-262-TIPS (8477).