INDIANAPOLIS — Five people have died in four separate shootings that spanned just fours hours in Indianapolis. So far not arrests have been made.
Officers with Indy Metro Police were called around 2:35 p.m. Tuesday to a residence in the 3900 block of Boulevard Place, north of the intersection of West 39th Street and Boulevard Place, on a report of a person shot.
They arrived to find a woman shot who was taken to an area hospital. She died shortly after arriving at the hospital, police said Tuesday evening. The Marion County Coroner’s Office on Tuesday night identified the woman who died as Ashley Bell, 32.
And at 6:28 p.m., police responded to an area of Pasadena Street, near East 38th Street and North Arlington Avenue, about a person shot. At that scene, a man and woman were pronounced dead, and another woman was taken to an area hospital where she is critical.
Just before 5 p.m. Tuesday, police responded to Stratford Court, northeast of East 38th Street and North Post Road, on a report of a person shot. They found a man who was then taken to a hospital, where he later died.
The coroner’s office said the man who died was 28 years old but did not identify him.
Just after 3 p.m. Tuesday, police responded to the New Bridge Apartments along Hillside Avenue on a report of a person shot. They found a man with gunshot wounds in the parking lot of the apartments. He was taken to an area hospital, where he later died.
The coroner’s office identified the man as Johnny Purchase, 60.