Police looking for possible connection in two overnight shootings
Indianapolis Metro Police had hoped April would be a non-violent month in Indianapolis, but overnight, two more people were shot. One of the victims was dropped off outside a local mall.
One of the victims has died and the other is in serious condition after being shot multiple times Thursday night.
Officers responded to several 911 calls of shots being fired in the 4900 block of Brock Street around 10 p.m. Thursday. When they arrived, they found a man suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.
Twenty-year-old Reginald Hill died of his injuries Friday afternoon, police say.
Minutes later, officers were dispatched on a second report of a person shot in the parking lot of Shoppers World near Lafayette Square Mall. They found the victim, 21-year-old Larry Cole inside a vehicle, also suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.
Cole is in serious condition at Wishard Hospital.
Detectives are investigating if the shootings are related. They believe the second victim was shot somewhere else before being driven to the Shoppers World parking lot.
Police are still questioning and looking for additional witnesses to the shootings. Anyone with information is asked to call IMPD at 317-327-3475 or Crime Stoppers at 262-TIPS. Callers can also text "INDYCS" plus tip information to 274627(CRIMES).
Lafayette Square Mall has seen similar violence in recent months. In March, a man was shot in a vehicle in the parking lot at the mall and later died from his injuries. Two men were arrested a few weeks later in connection with that shooting, which is not believed to be connected to Thursday's incidents.