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Two Dead In Indy After Two Separate Shootings In Less Than 24 Hours

The two murders bring Indy's homicide rate so far to 144 in 2017.

INDIANAPOLIS -- Over the course of 24 hours in Indianapolis there have been two separate shootings with people shot and two dead including a 16-year-old boy.

IMPD says the first shooting happened just before 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Villages at East Mill Apartments near East 39th and Sherman Drive on the city's northeast side.  That is police say the 16-year-old boy was found dead.  An 18-year-old man was found shot not far away near 44th and Campbell and is now in the hospital.

Then, around 11:45 p.m. Wednesday near East 42nd and Mitthoeffer, investigators say two people were shot and a 24-year-old man was found dead.

Metro Police are investigating both shootings and have not yet released the names of the victims.

The two murders bring the city's homicide rate so far in 2017 to 144.  Last year's homicide rate was 149.


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