Four dead, including one 13-year-old, in violent Indianapolis weekend

INDIANAPOLIS -- Four people, including a 13-year-old, were killed in shootings in a violent Indianapolis weekend.

An 18-year-old and a 13-year-old were killed Saturday evening. 

"I am the mayor of Indianapolis," Mayor Joe Hogsett said at a peace rally Sunday morning. "These are my responsibilities. But I cannot do that alone. And I am so joyful that we gather as a community here in Irvington to stand up against the mindless menace of violence that plagues too many of our neighborhoods. It does take all of us."

 

About 12 hours after the peace rally, two more people were shot and killed. The combined ages of all four victims is 72.

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Vinewood Avenue Shooting

The first shooting happened just after 9 p.m. Saturday, in the 4100 block of Vinewood Avenue, on Indy's west side.

The 18-year-old victim was pronounced dead at the scene. He has been identified as Geordyn Owens. 

13-year-old killed in Castleton

The second death happened less than an hour later. 

A boy was shot and killed in the parking lot of Long John Silvers on 82nd Street. 

The next day, Hogsett said the boy was 13 years old at a peace rally. When he said the boy's age, you could hear gasps from the crowd. 

The victim has been identified as Matthew McGee.

Matthew was a student at Belzer Middle School in Lawrence Township.  Counselors were on hand at the school Monday to support students and staff.

Prinicipal Andy Harsha released the following statement:

Matthew's Belzer family is devastated to learn this news and our heats and prayers go out to his family following this tragic event. We are prepared to support our school community fully as they process and grieve this senseless loss of life.

Two killed on northwest side

Two more people were killed on Indianapolis' northwest side Sunday evening.

Police responded to the 6400 block of Mission Terrace around 9 p.m. They found two men who had been shot. 

One was pronounced dead at the scene. The other was taken to Eskenazi Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. 

They have been identified as Jonte Williams, 18, and Daquan Procter, 23.

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