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IMPD: Man dies in shooting at Irvington apartment building

UPDATE: The victim has been identified as 35-year-old Deandre Halbert.

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — A man died Tuesday morning after he was shot inside an Irvington apartment building, according to the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department.

At around 6 a.m., police responded to a shooting at the Irvington Arms Apartments. That’s in the 5300 block of E. Washington Street near Ritter Avenue.

Officers arrived and found a man lying in a hallway. He had been shot and was pronounced dead at the scene, according to IMPD.

A nearby school, Our Lady of Lourdes, was temporarily placed on lockdown while an IMPD SWAT team searched the building. The lockdown has since been lifted.

Police say they don’t have much suspect information and are asking people who might have heard or seen something to come forward with information.

IMPD Officer Samone Burris says the community needs to find ways to resolve conflicts that don’t involve violence.

“The biggest thing right now is just the fact that there are people who are going to wake up this morning without a loved one and this community is shaken. A family is going to wake up today and realize that a loved one is lost,” Burris said. “Gun violence will never be the answer and I can’t say it enough, but I’ll continue to say it. We have to have different solutions to solve our problems. We must find different ways to deal with conflict in our community. Children should not have to see this. A community shouldn’t be shattered because we don’t know how to deal with conflict.”

Anyone with information was asked to contact the IMPD Homicide Office or Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana at 317-262-TIPS.