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2 shot, killed during overnight storms in Indianapolis

IMPD officer injured in crash
Posted at 10:42 PM, Dec 12, 2021
and last updated 2021-12-23 12:47:44-05

INDIANAPOLIS — Police are investigating two homicides in Indianapolis during the storms late Friday evening and early Saturday morning.

Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department officers were first called to the 6800 block of East 21st Street around 10 p.m. Friday for a report of a person who had been shot.

Arriving officers located an adult female outside suffering from injuries consistent with a gunshot wound. The woman was transported to the hospital where she was later pronounced dead.

The Marion County Coroner's Office identified the woman as Michelle Rutledge, 31.

The second shooting happened just before 2 a.m. when officers were called to the 5800 block of West 62nd Street for another report of a person shot. Arriving officers found a man outside suffering from injuries consistent with a gunshot wound. The man was rushed to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The Marion County Coroner's Office identified the man as Curtis Wright Jr., 18.

Neither shooting is believed to be related.

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Anyone with information about this crime should contact IMPD or Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana at 317-262-8477.