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Top 6 stories in Indianapolis this week

Posted at 2:47 PM, Sep 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-06 14:47:52-04

INDIANAPOLIS — It's been a busy week full of breaking news in Central Indiana. We've rounded up the top 6 stories from this week that you won't want to miss.

Labor Day shooting near Kokomo park caught on camera
A Kokomo woman was at a park with her family on Labor Day when approximately 30 shots rang out near the park. Luckily, no one was hurt but police say they need the community's help in stopping the violence. You can read more about this story here.

Dump truck driver charged after elderly couple killed in 11-vehicle crash in Avon
Two people were killed when a dump truck driver allegedly caused an 11 car pile up on Tuesday in Avon. A school bus was involved in the crash, but no students were hurt. Police later arrested the driver on several charges after he allegedly told them he was drunk. You can read more about this story here.

Body of missing 10-year-old girl found in plastic bag in shed, stepmother arrested for murder, strangulation
A 10-year-old girl was found dead Wednesday morning in the shed behind her stepmother's house. Authorities and community members began searching for her after she was reported missing by her family Saturday night. Police arrested her stepmother on the suspicion of mother. You can read more about this story here.

Indianapolis teen's family, lawyer and IMPD respond to punching incident
A teen's family says they met with Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department officials for the first time Thursday after an officer was seen on video punching the 17-year-old. The family and lawyer has filed a federal lawsuit against the department. Read more about this story here.

Indiana resident dies due to severe lung injury caused by vaping, health officials say
Health officials announced Friday the death of an Indiana resident was a result of a severe lung injury caused by e-cigarette of vaping use. This is the first vaping-related death in the state. Read more about this story here.

Indianapolis family pleads for tips after postal worker's murder
An Indianapolis family is begging for answers after 24-year-old Shane Spells, a Purdue graduate and postal worker, was gunned down in his own driveway.

The federal employee who had dreams of becoming an entrepreneur was killed Sunday night when he was shot multiple times in front of his home near 56th Street and Kessler Boulevard. Almost a week later, police still have not named a suspect. Read more about this story here.