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INDIANAPOLIS — The four people shot and killed Wednesday night have been identified.

The victims are 20-year-old Marcel Wills, 21-year-old Braxton Ford, 21-year-old Kimari Hunt, and 19-year-old Jalen Roberts, according to the Marion County Coroner’s Office.

INDIANAPOLIS — Four people were shot and killed on the city’s northeast side Wednesday night.

Indianapolis Metro Police say it happened along Shady Oak Drive around 10:30 p.m. Wednesday near 42nd Street and Mitthoeffer Road. Deputy Chief Chris Bailey said early indications showed it was three men and a woman shot and killed inside an apartment complex. He couldn’t say how old they were.

“The evidence inside appears to be (they were killed) as a result of gunshots,” said Bailey. “But that will all be determined by the coroner. We don’t have much suspect information. In fact, we have zero suspect information.” 

The shooting came just hours after the public safety committee of the Indianapolis City-County Council voted down a proposal 8-3 to create a study commission to deep dive into why so much violent crime is happening in the city.

Opponents of the proposal said adding a new committee would be “redundant” and the current committee can handle the issue themselves.

Indianapolis Fraternal Order of Police President Rick Snyder was at the scene and was outraged, not only because the shooting happened, but that on the same night the committee rejected the proposal, which he said would be a step towards preventing crimes like these.

“Our elected leaders rejected taking action tonight and about an hour later we had this occurring,” Snyder said. “We told them we are in the middle of a crisis! We begged them to take action and they refused on a party-line vote.”

Snyder says in the last 88 days Indianapolis has seen 177 people shot, 58 people stabbed, and 51 people killed. 

“51 people killed in the last 88 days,” he repeated. “People say ‘what’s the 88 days? What’s that go back to?’ It goes back to the first weekend after the municipal elections.”

Snyder accuses the council of making the safety of Indianapolis resident’s a political issue he said it doesn’t need to be.