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Man dead in shooting on city’s east side

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — A man has died after a Sunday night shooting on the city’s east side.

Officers with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department were called to the 3000 block of Forest Manor Avenue — that’s near East 30th Street and North Sherman Drive — around 8:05 p.m. on a report of a person shot.

They arrived to find a victim who was deceased, according to Officer Samone Burris with IMPD Public Affairs.

Police at the scene said a man was found with injuries that appeared consistent with gunshot wounds. He was pronounced deceased at the scene, marking homicide No. 177 in the city this year.

The victim has been identified as 49-year-old Vernon Williams by the Marion County Coroner’s Office.

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A woman found shot in the arm a few blocks away is believed to be a witness, and police were getting her medical treatment and planned to question her, according to police at the scene.

The Sunday evening shooting was less than 2 miles from the scene of an overnight shooting that left three people dead and four others injured outside the Grand sports bar in the area of North Olney Street and Roosevelt Avenue. Police said the two shootings were not believed to be related.

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