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1 dead after shooting on Indy’s northwest side

UPDATE: The victim has been identified as 22-year-old Cortez Ward, the Marion County Coroner’s Office said Wednesday.

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Police are investigating a fatal shooting leaving a man dead on Indy’s northwest side Tuesday afternoon, according to Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department.

At 2:55 p.m. Tuesday, IMPD responded to reports of a person shot in the 4600 block of N Abington Drive. That is located at Abington Apartments, just east of I-465. When police arrived they located a male with injuries that consist of gunshot wound in critical condition. He was later taken to a local hospital.

The male was pronounced dead shortly after. The Marion County Coroner’s Office will release the name of the male deceased once family has been notified.

This is still an ongoing investigation and no arrests have been made at this time.

Anyone with information about this incident should contact Detective Jose Torres at the IMPD Homicide Office at 317-327-3475 or e-mail him at

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