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IMPD: Woman dies in overnight shooting

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — A woman died in a shooting early Monday morning on the city’s east side, police say.

Just after 2 a.m., members of the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department responded to a report of shots fired in the 6000 block of Oak Avenue. That’s a residential area near Arlington and English Avenues.

Officers arrived and found a woman dead in the middle of the road, officers at the scene told News 8.

The woman was identified by the Marion County Coroner’s Office as 36-year-old Dorothy Brinker.

Homicide detectives spoke with everyone who was at the scene of the shooting, but “there is additional information that is required,” according to IMPD Public Information Officer William Young.

Police have not said what led to the shooting. No arrests have been made and no one was detained.

Anyone with information should contact Detective Kyle Hoover at the IMPD Homicide Office at 317-327-3475 or by email at

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