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Man dead, 2 others injured in shooting near Indianapolis church

Officers responded to a report of a person shot Thursday shortly after 1 p.m. near Broadway United Methodist Church.

INDIANAPOLIS — IMPD is investigating a deadly shooting near a north side church by East 29th Street and North College Avenue shortly after 1 p.m. Thursday.

Walter F. Goodloe, 61, was killed, according to the Marion County Coroner's Office. Two other men were wounded.

Officers were called to check into a reported shooting in the area around Broadway United Methodist Church.

"Right now, we do know that at least three people did shoot," said IMPD Sgt. Genae Cook.

Police said three men, who worked for the same landscaping company, had guns on them and got into a fight.

"There was some type of altercation about a job over a person's employment here in the parking lot. This just happened to be the meeting spot for this," said Cook.  

All three men were injured. Police said one of the men was taken to the hospital in critical condition, one was in serious condition and the third had minor injuries.

Goodloe was later identified as the man who was critically injured, and he later died from his wounds. 

Police said one of the men ran inside the church for help.

IMPD continues to stress that people find a better way to resolve conflicts.

"The laws changed. Everybody can carry a weapon. Just because you can carry a weapon doesn't mean you should use it. You still have responsibilities. In fact, you have greater responsibilities as a person who carries a weapon than someone who doesn't," said Cook.  

Police are encouraging anyone with information or home surveillance video of the incident at the church to contact IMPD Det. Dustin Keedy in the IMPD Homicide Office at 317-327-3475 or by email at Dustin.Keedy@indy.gov. You can also call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 317-262-TIPS.

There is no word yet on what charges the men could face.

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