Friday, August 27, 2010

Double Homicide Overnight

IMPD has had its hands full the last few days. Now Fox59 News reports on a double homicide involving a couple engaged to be married who were found shot to death in their home near where a shootout occurred at an outdoor barbecue.

Homicide detectives are searching for suspects in an apparent shooting that left a couple in their 30's dead on the west side.

Around 10:40 p.m. Thursday, police say a man went to a home at the corner of 31st and Harding to check on a friend he hadn't heard from for some time.

Inside the house, he found his friend and a woman both dead.

Police were not releasing much more information.

But family members at the scene say the man and woman were engaged to be married, and had both been shot to death.

The sister of the male victim said police told her 18 gunshots had been fired in the home and there had been forced entry.

Family members also say the couple had a 3-year-old daughter together.

Fox59 News says it is unclear if there is any connection to the shooting in that same neighborhood that left six shot and two dead.

UPDATE: Police now suspect a murder-suicide.


Downtown Indy said...

Now it turns out to have been a murder-suicide, the 2nd for the day.

I keep trying to remember 'violent crime is down.' It's hard to do.

Marycatherine Barton said...

Is any agency keeping a clear track of the number of these "domestic" murder-suicides occur per year in Marion County? So terribly dismal.