INDIANAPOLIS - Multiple people were shot and four people were killed in shootings across Indianapolis late Monday evening.
The first reported shooting happened just after 9:45 p.m. on the city's northwest side near West 52nd Street and North High School Road. (See map below.)
Officials said a total of five people were shot in the area and officers with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department called the situation "a mess."
Four of the people were shot in the same neighborhood. Two males were shot in the doorway of a house in the 5200 block of Lakemanor Drive (see map) and were pronounced dead at the scene. A third male found shot and critically wounded in the back yard was taken to IU Health Methodist Hospital in critical condition, where he later died.
Police identified the three deceased men: Stranger Dunn, 34, of Indianapolis, Esker Dodson-Walker, 33, of Indianapolis, and Valdemar Enriquez, 21, from Texas.
Police said a 10-year-old girl one street over was "caught in the crossfire." A round went into her home and she was shot in the buttocks. She was taken to Riley Hospital for Children and was said to be stable.
Police said they had one person in custody, but they did not know if that person fired any shots. The person may have been in the house at the time, authorities said.
Police did not know how many shooters were involved and if the shootings were random.
A fifth person was shot about a mile away from where the other victims were found. This victim was discovered in the 6400 block of Creekshore Lane. He was found with a graze wound to the head, but IMPD determined the shootings were not related.
IMPD confirmed that a sixth person was fatally shot at a home in the 4000 block of Boulevard Place on the city's north side just after 11 p.m. That man was later identified as Patrick Martin, 24, of Indianapolis.
In this case, a woman inside the home told police that two unknown black men had entered their home, demanding valuables. They shot Martin while the woman and eight children (all under 10 years of age) were inside the house. No one else was injured.
If you have information on these crimes, you’re urged to report it to police at 317-327-3811. You can also always report information anonymously via Crime Stoppers at 317-262-8477 (TIPS). Tips can also be texted with "INDYCS" to 274637.