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8-year-old child shot, killed on near northeast side

Child shot and killed on near northeast side

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – A child is dead following a shooting on the city’s near northeast side.

According to the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department, officers were called to the 3200 block of North Tacoma Avenue for a report of a person shot around 11:15 p.m. Tuesday evening.

After officers arrived on the scene, a male juvenile suffering from a gunshot wound, was located.

Police said they learned that a bullet went through a home and hit the child.

The child was taken to the hospital for treatment where he later died.

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He has since been identified by the Marion County Coroner’s Office as eight-year-old Rodgerick Payne, Jr.

The child’s guardians were home at the time of the shooting. No one else in the home was injured.

No information about a possible suspect has also not been released.

The fatal shooting remains under investigation.