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2 men dead, 1 woman injured in shooting near downtown hotel

When officers arrived at the Fairfield Inn on West Washington Street, they located three victims who had been shot just after 1 a.m. Monday.

INDIANAPOLIS — IMPD is investigating after two men were killed and a woman was injured in a shooting at a downtown hotel early Monday morning.

Just before 1 a.m. officers responded to reports of a person shot at 501 W. Washington St., which is the Fairfield Inn & Suites hotel. 

When officers arrived, they located two men and a woman who had been shot. The two men, later identified as 19-year-old Justice Gildersleeve and 18-year-old Johnnie Alvarado, were pronounced dead shortly after and the woman was take to a local hospital in serious condition, according to police at the scene. 

Later, a fourth victim - a man - was found and taken to the hospital with what police described as a graze wound. 

IMPD provided an update shortly before 10:30 a.m. and revealed the fourth victim was not part of the incident. Medical personnel said the man's injuries were likely from a fall and not consistent with a gunshot wound.

All three victims were shot outside the hotel.

Police told 13News that they are talking to witnesses who have been cooperative. 

At this time, it is unknown if the shooting victims were hotel guests. There was slight damage to the building. 

Credit: Frank Young/WTHR
IMPD on scene of a shooting outside Fairfield Inn & Suites on W Washington Street.

Investigators are calling this an isolated incident and do not believe it was random. Their investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information about this incident should call the IMPD Homicide Office at 317-327-3475 or Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana at 317-262-8477 or (TIPS).

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