IMPD investigating after 2 teen girls shot, killed inside car

17-year-old Coriana Johnson (left) and 18-year-old Makayla Mitchell were shot and killed Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015.

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Police say two teenage girls were found shot to dead in a car on the west side of Indianapolis late Sunday night.

It happened only a few blocks away from the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, near 21st Street and Berwick Avenue, around 11:30 p.m.

Police say they were told the victims were in the neighborhood to meet someone. That’s when someone came up to them and shot them in the car.

According to IMPD, officers don’t think this was random. They say the victims may have known the shooter.

Overnight, officers searched the area for possible witnesses.

“I think we’re all concerned,” said IMPD Sergeant Kendale Adams. “As a community, I think we’re seeking answers. We continue to advocate people, places and behavior. We continue to advocate community involvement. We continue to advocate that going forward, I assure you the police department is doing everything that it can in terms of looking at specific individuals.”

Police say there are no suspects right now. The two men who discovered the victims were both taken down to IMPD headquarters for questioning. No arrests have been made.

According to an IMPD news release, the victims are 17-year-old Coriana Johnson and 18-year-old Makayla Mitchell both from Indianapolis. A police report earlier identified the victims as a 17-year-old and a 16-year-old.

Anyone with information is urged to call Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana at (317) 262-TIPS (8477). Callers may also text “INDYCS” plus tip information to 274637 (CRIMES). All information shared via Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana is considered anonymous.

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