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Woman shot, killed on southwest side; IFD responds to fire

Woman shot, killed on SW side
Woman shot, killed on SW side
Posted at 5:44 AM, Oct 30, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-30 12:40:29-04

INDIANAPOLIS -- A woman was shot and killed early Monday morning on Indianapolis' southwest side.

The shooting happened around 1:20 a.m., in the 1500 block of S. Goodlet Avenue. Responding Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department officers found a woman with apparent gunshot wounds. 

Veronica Hayes, 45, was pronounced dead at the scene. 

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While police were investigating the shooting, a fire broke out in the attic. The fire department was called to the scene. The fire was ruled accidental -- caused by a blanket getting too close to a lamp.

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