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Woman shot, killed at an apartment complex on the northwest side

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Posted at 4:46 PM, Nov 09, 2021
and last updated 2021-11-09 23:31:50-05

INDIANAPOLIS — Officers with Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department are investigating after a woman was shot and killed at an apartment complex on the city's northwest side.

The incident occurred just after 3:15 Tuesday afternoon in the 4800 block of Covered Bridge Road when officers with IMPD were called to the address on reports of shots being fired.

When IMPD officers arrived, they located an adult female inside the common area of the apartment building with injuries consistent with gunshot wounds. The woman was pronounced deceased at the scene.

According to IMPD PIO Genae Cook, based on information being gathered as officers arrived and the potential active threat, officers backed out of the common area and surrounded the building. The IMPD SWAT team responded to assist in securing the area and safely clearing the building in search of any other victims or a potential threat.

Cook added that police do not believe there was a threat to the public outside of the area where the incident occurred and was contained.

Homicide detectives responded to the scene and began their investigation. Preliminary information leads detectives to believe the incident was not a random act. Detectives are continuing to follow up on specific leads in this case.

Anyone with information about this incident should contact Detective Erika Jones at the IMPD Homicide Office at 317.327.3475 or e-mail him at Erika.Jones@indy.gov