Victim identified in fatal Sunday shooting on east side

Shooting occured at Lakeview Terrace Apartments

INDIANAPOLIS - IMPD officials confirmed two people were shot, one fatally, on the far east side Sunday afternoon. Detectives said they positively identified the person who died as Dajon Parson, 21.

The shootings occurred shortly before 2 p.m. on the 9800 block of Lake Terrace Drive, at the Lakeview Terrace Apartments.

Police said one victim was shot in the chest, and was found in a vehicle a short distance away near the intersection of 21st Street and Mitthoeffer Road. Officers reported finding a gun and narcotics in the vehicle.

A woman who was driving the vehicle the victim was found in was taken in for questioning.

The other victim was shot while standing on a porch, and was pronounced dead at the scene. That victim was identified Monday as Dajon Parson (pictured).

Investigators said they believe the two incidents are related and "not likely a random act."

Police have not released any suspect or motive information for the shooting.

This shooting was initially reported by police as involving a 4-year-old child. IMPD Officer Kendale Adams said the confusion came from a caller who told dispatchers a child was shot, but who was likely referring to an apartment number rather than the age of a child.

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