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One dead after shooting on Indy’s near north side

UPDATE: The person killed in a shooting Wednesday afternoon on North Meridian Street was identified as 19-year-old Elijah Martin, the Marion County Coroner’s Office said.

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — A man is dead after a shooting Wednesday afternoon on the city’s near north side.

Just before 12:30 p.m., an Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department officer was flagged down by a person reporting that a man was shot in the 3300 block of North Meridian Street. That is located less than a mile northeast of The Children’s Museum.

Officers located a man with injuries consistent with gunshot wounds. He was taken to Eskenazi Hospital, where he later died, IMPD said.

Detectives learned the man was shot inside one of the apartment buildings in the area. IMPD says the man came out and walked toward the street, where he saw a citizen, who then notified police.

Police did not provide information on a possible suspect or what led to the shooting.

The Marion County Coroner will release the identity of the man fatally shot once his family has been notified.

Anyone with information about this incident should call Detective Ryan Clark at the IMPD Homicide Office at 317-327-3475 or e-mail the detective at

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