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Man fatally shot on the near east side

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — A man has died following a shooting Thursday on the city’s near east side.

Officers from the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department were called to the 500 block of Tacoma Avenue, near the intersection of Michigan and Rural streets, around 6:40 p.m. on a report of a person shot.

Officers at the scene confirmed the shooting was fatal, and the victim was a man in his 30s.

Investigators say they believe the shooting happened inside a duplex, and the suspect left out the front door. It’s not clear whether the suspect left the scene in a car or on foot, according to IMPD.

Police said  the suspect and victim likely knew each other, and they did not believe the community was in danger.

The identity of the victim had not been released on Thursday night.

The homicide is not the first in the neighborhood this year. In January, Catrina Russell was shot in her car and pushed out in a parking lot near the intersection of New York and Rural Streets, less than a mile away from Thursday night’s shooting. A 52-year-old man was arrested in connection with her death.

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