3 dead, 2 injured in multiple overnight shootings Friday across Indianapolis

Update: This article was updated on Sept. 6, 2022, with more information on the deceased.

Three people are dead and another two were injured after several overnight shootings Friday, according to the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department.

Just before 10 p.m. Friday, IMPD officers were dispatched to the 5900 block of Fieldcrest Lane for a report of a person shot. According to police, officers arrived and located a man with a gunshot wound. Indianapolis Emergency Medical Services took the victim to a hospital in critical condition, but the man died several hours later.

He was identified as Stacey Branch Jr., 24, according to the Marion County Coroner's Office.

Just after midnight, officers responded to another report of a person shot, at the intersection of Southeastern Avenue and Hunter Road. Officers arrived and located an unresponsive adult male, lying on the ground near a vehicle, who had sustained a gunshot wound. Emergency services arrived and pronounced the victim dead at the scene, according to police.

He was identified as DeAngelo Watkins, 33, according to the coroner's office.

Less than 30 minutes later, officers also responded to a call of a person shot near the intersection of West 26th and Dr. MLK Jr. streets. There, too, officers found an unresponsive adult male victim with a gunshot wound. That person was also pronounced dead at the scene by emergency services, according to IMPD.

He was identified as Harvey Lewis, 45, according to the coroner's office.

In all three cases, IMPD homicide detectives are investigating. No arrests have been made.

From late Friday night into Saturday morning, IMPD responded to at least two other shootings. A person was shot near the 1800 block of Howard Street and is in stable condition, according to police.

Another victim was found near the 8400 block of Southeastern Avenue. That person was taken to a hospital, according to police. Their condition was not reported Saturday morning.

This article originally appeared on Indianapolis Star: Indianapolis crime: 3 dead, 2 injured in overnight shootings