3 shot, two dead south of Pleasant Run

Two men were shot and killed and a woman sent to surgery Sunday, November 19, 2017 on Cottage Ave. in Indianapolis. (WTHR image by Josh Blankenship)
Violent weekend in Indianapolis
Three shot, two killed in southeast Indianapolis
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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (WTHR) - People in a southeast side neighborhood are shaken up tonight after a triple shooting kills two men and puts a woman in the hospital.

The woman came to Eskenazi Hospital where police say she went right into surgery for her injuries which police called serious.

Another of the three victims also came to Eskenazi, but police say that man was pronounced dead at the hospital. The third victim died at the scene.

Police call it a neighborhood dispute on Cottage Avenue over some kind of object, saying that's what started it all.


"I was inside watching TV with my family and I heard some shots. I looked out the window and didn't think nothing of it," said Joseph Hubbard.

That's because Hubbard says it's not unusual to hear gun fire around the neighborhood.

"There's a lot of violence going on in the city and people's moods just change and the slightest things could tick a person off that could cause some bad violence," said Hubbard who wasn't prepared for what he saw when he came outside later.

"I seen cops everywhere and seen the news everywhere," he said.

According to police, all three shooting victims were at the same house.

One of them was standing outside when the gunfire started.

"They do have two persons in custody at this time (who) they are questioning about the incident," said IMPD Officer Genae Cook.


Police say they also found the gun they believe was used and call the shooting an isolated incident between neighbors.

"We believe they do live close to each other. So they do know each other," Officer Cook added.

After the shooting, all police could say about the female victim was that she was in serious condition and needed surgery.

"Oh man. That's not good at all. My family we'll say some prayers for her tonight," said Hubbard.

"It just tears my heart out," said Hubbard's aunt Barbara Arteaga.

"I mean, I don't even know this woman, but I feel for her and like my nephew said, we'll pray for her," she added.

At this point, police are not releasing the names of any of the victims or saying what kind of object led to the fight.

The city is approaching 130 homicides in 2017. 2016 was the deadliest year in Indianapolis history with 149 homicides. 2017 would surpass that at the current rate.