Police investigate 3rd fatal shooting in 1 day on east side

Celtic Drive shooting (WISH Photo)

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — A man was shot and killed on Saturday night on the city’s east side, the third fatal shooting in the city in less than 24 hours.

Officers were called to the 3700 block of Celtic Drive — that’s just south of East 38th Street, between Post and Mitthoeffer roads — around 8:45 p.m. on a report of a person shot inside a vehicle.

Police arrived to find a man with at least one gunshot wound in an SUV on the property. Police say they think the man was shot inside the vehicle and then crashed onto the property where the car was found. They do not believe the residence near where the SUV was found is connected to the shooting.

He has since been identified as 28-year-old Calvin Hunter.

The area where the victim was found is just south of the newest patrol area for the Ten Point Coalition. The Rev. Charles Harrison tweeted on Saturday that a team was preparing to patrol the 38th and Post area:

Two other people were shot and killed on the east side on Saturday, in the early morning hours. Police arrested 24-year-old Jacob McIntosh in connection with the fatal shooting on Oakland Avenue, while no suspect information was provided for the shooting on Wallace Avenue.

The shootings mark the sixth, seventh and eighth homicides of 2018.

On Jan. 5, 19-year-old Alyjah Muhammad was found shot dead on a sidewalk in the 3600 block of Mitthoeffer Road, less than a mile from Celtic Drive.

If you have any information on these incidents, you’re encouraged to call Crime Stoppers of Indiana at 317-262-TIPS.