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Man fatally injured in downtown shooting on East Washington Street

One person dead after shooting on near south side

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — A shooting in downtown Indianapolis fatally injured a man on Saturday night, according to the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department.

Around 10:54 p.m. Saturday, IMPD officers responded to a report of a shooting near East Washington Street and North Alabama Street. That is just northeast of Gainbridge Fieldhouse in downtown Indianapolis.

When officers arrived at the scene, they found a man with a gunshot wound. IIMPD initially reported two people were found with gunshot wound injuries, but it was later confirmed only one person was shot.

The man found with the gunshot wound was rushed to a hospital, where he died early Sunday morning.

Investigators did not immediately provide information on the identity of the victims or what led to the incident, but a person of interest (an adult male) was detained at the scene. The person of interest was also taken to a hospital for trauma injuries unrelated to being detained, police say.

Officers located a firearm and narcotics on the person of interest. Investigators believe he is the person responsible for the incident. After consulting with the Marion County Prosecutor’s Office, the person of interest was not arrested for his possible involvement in the homicide. The investigation is ongoing.

The person of interest was arrested for narcotics and firearms-related offenses.

North Alabama Street was shut down for the rest of Saturday night while officers investigated the scene.

Anyone with information on the shooting was asked to contact Det. Kyle Hoover at the IMPD Homicide Office at 317-327-3475 or by email at Kyle.Hoover@indy.gov.

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