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2 killed, 1 wounded in shooting at east Indianapolis motel

IMPD officers responded to the shooting at the Welcome Inn on North Shadeland Avenue around 10:30 p.m. Tuesday.

INDIANAPOLIS — Two people were killed in a shooting at an east Indianapolis motel Tuesday night.

IMPD officers responded to a report of a person shot at 2851 N. Shadeland Ave., near East 30th Street, around 10:30 p.m. That location is the address of the Welcome Inn. 

Officers arrived to find two men with apparent gunshot wounds.

One of the victims, later identified as 28-year-old Dailon Downing, was pronounced dead at the scene. The other victim, later identified as 33-year-old Aaron Hamilton, was taken to the hospital but died from his injuries.

The Marion County Coroner's Office said Oct. 7 that the two men were related.

A third person walked into Community East Hospital with a gunshot wound but was reportedly in stable condition. Investigators believe this man was involved in the motel shooting, but his role in the shooting is not clear at this time.

There is no information about a potential suspect or motive in the shooting at this time. Police told 13News they are speaking with several witnesses and believe they have a person of interest in the shooting identified.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Detective Christopher Winter at the IMPD Homicide Office at 317-327-3475 or email him at Christopher.Winter@indy.gov.

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