One killed, three wounded in four separate Indianapolis shootings

A man died after he was shot at 39th and Emerson around 9:40 p.m.
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Four separate shootings left three victims critically wounded on the northeast side of Indianapolis Wednesday night.  One of those victims later died at Wishard Hospital.

The first shooting happened around 8:50 p.m. in the 3100 block of Forest Manor Avenue. The second shooting followed, about 45 minutes later, at East 39th Street and North Emerson Avenue.

The third shooting occurred around 10 p.m. in the 4000 block of North Edmondson Avenue. The 27-year-old female victim of that shooting was transported to IU Health-Methodist hospital in critical condition with what police say are multiple gunshot wounds.

Metro Police learned of a fourth shooting when they responded to a person shot investigation around 10:30 p.m. at Wishard Hospital. The victim reported being shot in the thigh in the 2200 block of North Kenwood Avenue.

The victims of the first two shootings were transported to Wishard Hospital in critical condition.  One, a 55-year-old man found shot in the chest and lying in the grass when officers arrived, died from his injuries. The victim has been identified as Jerome Gray of Indianapolis.

A witness told police the dead man had been arguing with another man before the shooting.

Police are not releasing the victim's name until they have notified his relatives.  They have not named a suspect.

IMPD spokesman Kendale Adams said the shootings did not appear to be related, "But it's so early in the investigations, it's hard to even make connections at this point."

Adams said the female victim was picking up her children, ages 10 and 5, at a relative's house when she was shot inside her vehicle.  The children were not hit, and are spending the night with relatives.

She was upgraded to stable condition at Methodist before Midnight.

Adams said any relationship between the shooter and victim is not clear.

Adams also said late Wednesday night that the woman was upgraded to stable condition, and the other two victims were still alive.

"These are senseless acts," Adams said. "They have to stop in our community.

Anyone with information on any of the shootings can call Crimestoppers at 317.262-TIPS (8477).