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Violence continues into early hours of 2021 with 4 shot, 1 killed, in Indianapolis

62-year-old man is city's first homicide victim of year
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Posted at 6:56 AM, Jan 01, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-01 11:08:52-05

INDIANAPOLIS — Gun violence continued into the early hours of the new year as Indianapolis police responded to multiple shootings, including the city's first homicide of 2021.

Officers with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department were dispatched around 1:38 a.m. to an apartment complex in the 9300 block of Norcross Court, near West 96th Street and Township Line Road. IMPD public information officer Samone Burris said two people were found suffering from gunshot wounds.

Medics transported both people to an area hospital with one in critical condition, who later died, and another in stable condition.

The Marion County Coroner's Office identified the city's first homicide victim of the year as 62-year-old James Anderson Sr.

Police have not released details about what led to the shooting.

Officers also responded to two earlier shootings in the opening hours of 2021. One person was shot in the 7800 block of Palawan Drive after 12:30 a.m. No condition was available. Another person walked into IU Health Methodist Hospital around 1:40 a.m. and was listed in stable condition.

Before midnight, a person was shot in the 4400 block of Prospect Street and is in critical condition.

Earlier Thursday night, one person died and three others were injured in Castleton when gunfire broke out in the parking lot of the Epic Ultra Lounge on Center Run Drive, just north of East 82nd Street.

Anyone with information about the incidents should contact the IMPD Homicide Office at 317-327-3475 or Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana at 317-262-8477.

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