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Jefferson Shreve releases a statement following shooting violence in Broad Ripple 

Mayoral candidate Jefferson Shreve initially released this statement before it was confirmed that three people were shot and killed

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IMPD officers were already in the area when they heard shots around 2:30 a.m. on Sunday. 

They immediately responded to the 800 block of Broad Ripple Avenue, located near Carrollton Avenue.  

Officers discovered four individuals shot.  

RELATED: Broad Ripple leaders want to make the neighborhood a ‘gun-free zone’ after three people are shot and killed

The Marion County coroner’s office identified 24-year-old Tywain Henning and 22-year-old Kaleyia Preer as the victims.

First responders transported a 22-year-old man and a 21-year-old woman to a hospital, where the man later died from his injuries. According to IMPD, they expect the woman to recover.

Jefferson Shreve’s statement on Broad Ripple shootings

In response to the Broad Ripple shootings, Indianapolis mayoral candidate Jefferson Shreve said the following Sunday: 

“Two of our fellow citizens are dead, two more are fighting for their lives. This is absolutely heartbreaking and tragic news to wake up to on a Sunday morning. We are praying for their families. Enough is enough. We don’t have to live like this,” said Shreve.

Shreve expressed his outrage over increasing safety concerns in this historic neighborhood brought on by the combination of weekend loitering, guns, crowds and alcohol. He proposed the use of technology, stating his support for “any practical and effective measure to get guns out of Broad Ripple at night.”  

Mayor Joe Hogsett addresses Broad Ripple shootings

Sunday, Mayor Joe Hogsett held a press conference with the Broad Ripple Village Association who will request a permit from the city to make the neighborhood a gun-free zone on Friday and Saturday nights through the end of August.  

IMPD said there may be unknown individuals who were involved in the shooting who have yet to be apprehended. Officers pleaded with witnesses of the shooting to share information with the department. 

Detectives are in the early stages of the investigation.  

IMPD Chief Randal Taylor suggested that an interpersonal dispute likely caused the shooting.  

Mayor Hogsett announced that law enforcement and prosecutors have begun to identify “problem properties” in the Broad Ripple neighborhood.  

Hogsett promised to enforce accountability for property owners who neglect to take necessary measures to prevent their properties from attracting criminal activity.  

Detective James Hurt from the IMPD Homicide Office requests that anyone with information regarding the shooting reach out to him at 317-327-3475 or via email at James.Hurt@indy.gov.  

Alternatively, individuals can contact Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana at 317-262-8477 or (TIPS) to remain anonymous.  

Contact staff writer Jade Jackson at 317-607-5792 or by email JadeJ@IndyRecorder.com. Follow her on Twitter @IAMJADEJACKSON

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