Man killed in series of shootings on city's north side Saturday afternoon identified

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Update: This story was updated Jan. 18 with more information about the decedent.

One man was killed in a series of shootings on the city's north side Saturday.

Officers initially responded to the 3500 block of Kinnear Avenue — near the intersection of North Keystone Avenue and East 34th Street — about 2 p.m. Saturday.

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Two men were shot at the location, according to a news release from the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department. One of the men died at the scene, and the other, who was found in a vehicle at West 30th and Annette streets, was taken to the hospital in critical condition.

The man killed was identified Tuesday as 34-year-old Aaron Levi by the Marion County Coroner's Office.

Behind yellow police tape secluding the short stretch of single family homes on Kinnear Avenue on Saturday cries of grief blended with the sounds of a typical afternoon — wind chimes blowing, the occasional dog bark.

"It's important to acknowledge the impact this ... has on the families that are here concerned about their loved ones and clearly, understandably, emotional about what's going on," Lt. Shane Foley, a police department spokesperson, said during a media briefing.

Foley said Saturday investigators did not believe there was an ongoing threat to the public.

"This does not appear to be a random drive-by," Foley said.

A third man was found shot about the same time at West 25th and Fall Creek Parkway. That man was taken to the hospital in critical condition. Police said it wasn't immediately known if that shooting is connected to the Kinnear Avenue scene.

"That is certainly one of the things detectives are going to investigate," Foley said, adding that detectives would be active for hours at the three crime scenes.

Anyone with information about these shootings should contact Detective Erika Jones at 317-327-3475 or via email at Erika.Jones@indy.gov. Information also can be given anonymously through Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana at 317-262-8477, via the P3tips smartphone app, or online at CrimeTips.org.

This story will update.

People hug at a crime scene in the 3500 block of Kinnear Avenue on Saturday, Jan. 15, 2022.
People hug at a crime scene in the 3500 block of Kinnear Avenue on Saturday, Jan. 15, 2022.
Indianapolis police are investigating a fatal shooting in the 3500 block of Kinnear Avenue on Saturday, Jan. 15, 2022.
Indianapolis police are investigating a fatal shooting in the 3500 block of Kinnear Avenue on Saturday, Jan. 15, 2022.

This article originally appeared on Indianapolis Star: Indianapolis crime: Police respond to fatal shooting on Kinnear Avenue

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