Ranyia Grundy Obituary, Death – The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department is conducting an investigation into a shooting after discovering two people who had been shot inside a vehicle that officers had briefly pursued on the north side of the city on Thursday afternoon. Around 2:30 in the afternoon, officers with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department received reports about a person lying in the road close to the 3100 block of North Guilford Avenue. These reports sparked a flurry of activity among the officers. According to Sgt. Genae Cook, the police did not find anyone in the road, but they did see a red vehicle driving “erratically” away from Guilford Avenue.
The officers made several attempts to bring the vehicle to a stop and then followed it briefly before giving up the pursuit approximately a half mile later at the intersection of 30th Street and College Avenue. Cook stated that there were two people who exited the vehicle. One of them was shot in the foot, and after being transported to the hospital, his condition remained unchanged. The second person to exit the vehicle was taken to the department’s homicide office for questioning. This person was not hurt when they exited the vehicle. Cook stated that the driver had been shot and taken to a hospital, where she subsequently passed away.
The Marion County Coroner’s Office was able to positively identify her as Ranyia Grundy, who was 17 years old, on Friday. In order to determine what led up to the shooting, the police continued their investigation in both the 30th and College neighborhood as well as the Guilford Avenue neighborhood. At approximately 3:25 in the afternoon, officers stopped all traffic at the intersection of 30th and College, and they requested that drivers stay away from the area “for some time.” Cook stated that the police do not believe there is a threat to the community and encouraged anyone who may have information to come forward.