Man critically injured after shooting on southwest side

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INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – Police said a man was critically injured after a shooting on the city’s southwest side Sunday afternoon.

According to IMPD spokesman, Rafael Diaz, officers received a call about shots being fire in the 3200 block of S. Rybolt Avenue, off of Kentucky Avenue, around 3:50 p.m.

Officers arrived to find a man suffering from an apparent gunshot wound to his chest.

The victim was found at the back of the home near a detached garage, according to Diaz.

Police said the victim was taken to Eskenazi Heath in critical condition and immediately underwent surgery. The bullet went into his upper chest and out his back, according to police.

IMPD’s Homicide and Aggravated Assault Units are on scene awaiting a search warrant to start gathering the evidence, according to Diaz.

Diaz said the shooting does not appear to be a random act of violence, but it’s still being investigated.

Neighbors told police they saw two or three people running away from the scene after the shooting.

According to Diaz, there is no suspect information as of Sunday night.

Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to call Crime Stoppers at 317-262-TIPS (8477) or text “INDYCS” plus tip information to 274637 (CRIMES). provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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