Crime Watch 8

Person fatally shot at 30th, Central Avenue; teen hurt in shooting on near-west side

UPDATE: The Marion County Coroner’s Office has identified the man who died after a shooting on the near-west side Thursday night.

The coroner has identified the victim as 35-year-old Orlando Martin, Jr. A cause and manner for Martin’s death has not yet been released.

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — A person was fatally shot Thursday night on the city’s near-north side, and a teen was injured in another shooting on the near-west side.

Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department and emergency crews were sent shortly before 7:35 p.m. Thursday to a report of a gunshot to the intersection of East 30th Street and Central Avenue. That’s a small commercial area about two blocks north of East Fall Creek Parkway North Drive.

Police say two men got into a fight that led to gunfire. A man was shot and taken to Eskenazi Hospital, where he died.

IMPD on Thursday night did not provide the identities of the men or any information on a possible suspect.

In a separate shooting Thursday night, a 16-year-old was shot about an hour earlier near Rader Street and Edgemont Avenue on the near-west side. The teen was in critical condition. IMPD had no released any additional information on that shooting.

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