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Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department
Monday August 1st, 2016 :: 03:46 p.m. EDT


**UPDATE** 2 Dead and 1 Seriously Injured After a Shooting in the 2300 Block of Magnolia Place

INDIANAPOLIS - IMPD homicide detectives are seeking the public's assistance in identifying a possible suspect involved in the shooting that left two people dead and a child seriously injured. 

Attached to this release is a composite sketch by an IMPD Forensic Artist depicting the suspect as being a black male, in his early 20's, approximately 5'9" tall, with a light complexion. The suspect had a goatee that was trimmed very thin and his sideburns were trimmed to a point. At the time he was wearing a black and red Cincinnati Reds baseball cap, green hooded sweatshirt, and white shirt. 

Anyone who recognizes the suspect depicted in the sketch or has information about the incident is urged to contact the IMPD Homicide Office at (317)327-3475 or Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana at (317)262-TIPS. Information given via Crime Stoppers is considered anonymous. This release may be updated as more information becomes available. 


INDIANAPOLIS - Detectives with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department Homicide Unit are investigating a shooting that killed two men and left a child in serious condition.

On July 2, 2016, at approximately 6:33 p.m., IMPD officers responded in the 2300 block of Magnolia Place on the report of multiple people shot. When officers arrived, they located 3 victims suffering from gunshot wounds in the front yard of a residence. EMS personnel pronounced 32-year-old Justin Sims deceased at the scene. 26-year-old Dangelo Brown was rushed to Eskenazi Hospital and was immediately taken to the operating room due to his critical injuries.  Despite the best life-saving measures, Brown succumbed to his injuries a few hours later. A 3-year-old child was taken to Riley Hospital for treatment of a gunshot wound to his hand.  He remains in serious but stable condition at this time.

Witnesses told detectives the victims were part of a larger family gathering outside of a residence. The family was celebrating the life of a recently deceased relative, whose funeral was earlier in the day. Detectives believe a lone gunman approached on foot and began shooting into the crowd.  After the shooting, the gunman fled the scene on foot.  Detectives are working to determine a motive for this targeted shooting.

Detectives urge anyone with information about this crime to call Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana at (317) 262-TIPS (8477) or the IMPD Homicide Office at (317) 327-3475. Information shared via Crime Stoppers should be considered anonymous and confidential. This release may be updated as more information is known by detectives.


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