1 killed in shooting on city’s northwest side

Crime Watch 8

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — One person has died after a shooting Wednesday afternoon on the city’s northwest side.

Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department officers were called to the 1500 block of West 23rd Street around 5:30 p.m. Wednesday on reports of a person shot.

Police say a 19-year-old man was found inside a vehicle in the area with at least one gunshot wound. He was taken to a nearby hospital where he later died.

The Marion County Coroner’s Office has identified the victim as Javon Bertram.

Another person inside the car at the time of the shooting has been taken in for further questioning.

According to IMPD, the fatal shooting is the third incident on the block within the last two months. Police say the last incident was a “walking shootout” that damaged several houses about three weeks ago. No one was injured in that incident.

Authorities have not said what led up to the shooting.

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