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Man shot to death on the street on Indianapolis' southeast side Wednesday, police say

Man shot to death on the street on Indianapolis' southeast side Wednesday, police say


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A man is dead after a shooting on the southeast side of Indianapolis early Wednesday morning, police said. 

Officers with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department were called to the 3200 block of South Keystone Avenue south of East Troy Avenue on a report of a person down shortly before 4:30 a.m., according to IMPD Officer Samone Burris.

Arriving officers found a man who had sustained at least one gunshot wound lying on the sidewalk in the rain, and he was pronounced dead at the scene. 

A handful of police cars blocked off the South Keystone Avenue block more than two hours after the shooting as homicide detectives gathered evidence and spoke with people who live nearby. The man’s body was prone on the sidewalk across the street from four homes. 

“We are asking the public to come forward with any information with what happened early this morning,” Burris said at the scene. “This is an unfortunate incident, and unfortunately a life was lost today.”

The Marion County Coroner’s Office just before 7 a.m. took the man’s body from the corner of Keystone and East Murry Street. The office will determine an exact cause and manner of death in the incident. 

Authorities told IndyStar no suspects have been taken into custody, and police were not speaking with any persons of interest early Wednesday. 

No information about where the shots came from or what led up to the shooting has been released.

Police ask anyone with information about the shooting to contact the IMPD Homicide Office at 317-327-3475 or Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana at 317-262-8477. 

Contact Lawrence Andrea at 317-775-4313 or Follow him on Twitter @lawrencegandrea.

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Published at Wed, 02 Jun 2021 11:58:10 +0000