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77-year-old man fatally shot on city’s west side

(WISH Photo, File)

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Police say a report of a death investigation on the city’s west side is now a homicide investigation.

Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department officers were called to the 4600 block of Bertrand Road around 7:30 a.m. Thursday on reports of a deceased man. That’s in a residential area near Georgetown Road and West 30th Street.

The man was identified Monday as James Edward Blancell, 77.

Police arrived to find Blancell dead from injuries consistent with a gunshot wound.

Police have not said what led to the fatal shooting.

They are asking anyone with information about the incident to call the IMPD Homicide Office at 317-327-3475 or Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana at 317-262-8477.

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