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IMPD: 1 dead after shooting near Riverside Park

UPDATE: Police have identified the victim as 43-year-old Michael Shoffner.

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — A shooting Thursday morning near Riverside Park left one person dead, Indianapolis police said.

Just before 5:30 a.m., Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department officers found a man’s body in the middle of Dexter Street. That’s a residential area roughly 1 mile east of Riverside Park on Indy’s near northwest side.

The man had been shot at least once and died at the scene, according to IMPD Public Information Officer Samone Burris.

The investigation is still in its early stages, Burris says, and it’s not clear what led to the shooting.

“We still have limited information and we’re going to lean heavily on our community today,” Burris said.

Burris says police are providing resources and support for friends and relatives of the victim who are gathered at the scene.

No arrests have been made and IMPD has not shared any details on a possible suspect.

Anyone with information about this incident should contact Detective Douglas Swails at the IMPD Homicide Office at 317-327-3475 or by email at

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