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Suspicious vehicle report turns into death investigation on west side

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Police said Monday night they were investigating a death on the city’s near-west side.

Police were called shortly after 11 p.m. to a report of a suspicious vehicle in the 1500 block of Herschell Avenue. That’s in a residential area east of Riverside Park. Emergency medical crews a few minutes later were called on a “gun shot” run to the same address.

After arriving on the scene, officers did locate a male gun shot victim. He was pronounced dead on the scene.

The Marion County Coroner’s Office has identified the victim as 31-year-old Eric Whitfield.

No suspect information has been released.

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