INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Police are investigating a deadly shooting on the city’s northeast side.
A person shot near 42nd Street and North Post Road walked out to the street and stopped IMPD officers for help around 7:40 p.m. Monday. That man was transported to Sidney & Lois Eskenazi Hospital in critical condition.
Officers were able to locate the scene of the shooting and that is when police found a male victim with an apparent gunshot wound in a car, in the same area. Emergency medical personnel pronounced the man dead on the scene.
Officers at the scene said it was not clear whether the two shootings were related or if the two victims knew each other.
The man who died has since been identified as 26-year-old Derick Daniels.
Several members of the Ten Point Coalition showed up to the scene on Monday night. The group began a new patrol area — from 38th Street north to 42nd Street and from Post Road east to Mitthoeffer Road — on Jan. 10. Ten Point leaders say they chose the area because of issues with crime and violence. The Rev. Charles Harrison, who leads that group, used Twitter to express his sadness for the violence in Indianapolis on Martin Luther King Jr. Day:
Mayor Joe Hogsett recently visited a number of Indianapolis churches. At each of his stops, he asked people in the pews to remain united in addressing crime in our city.
Monday night’s fatal shooting marks the ninth homicide in Indianapolis in 2018.
On Saturday, a man was shot and killed in the 3700 block of Celtic Drive, less than a mile away from Monday night’s double shooting. It was the third fatal shooting on the east side that day.
Anyone with information on the deadly shooting is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 317-262-8477.