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IMPD takes person for questioning after 21-year-old shot, killed at apartments

UPDATE: The victim has been identified as 21-year-old Elijah Mitchell.

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — One person was taken for questioning after a man was shot and killed Friday morning on the south side of Indianapolis, police said.

Just before 5:30 a.m., Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department officers were called to a report of a person shot at an apartment building at the intersection of Hanna Avenue and Bluff Road, across the street from Bluff Park.

Officers arrived and found a wounded man inside an apartment. He was pronounced dead at the scene. The Marion County Coroner’s Office will share the man’s name after his family has been notified.

“Preliminary information leads investigators to believe all involved parties are known and accounted for,” IMPD said in a statement. “Both parties involved were known to each other.”

Officers transported one person from the scene to the IMPD homicide office for further investigation, but no arrest has been made, IMPD says.

A child was inside the apartment at the time of the shooting, according to IMPD. Detectives and IMPD Victim Assistance will work with child services to ensure the child is placed safely.

Anyone with information about the shooting was asked to contact Detective Gary Toms at the IMPD Homicide Office by calling 317-327-3475 or by email at

A map showing the location of a fatal shooting in Indianapolis on Dec. 2, 2022. (WISH Photo)