Investigation into 13-year-old’s murder continues

Ashton Harting, 13, died after being shot Jan. 19. (Provided Photo)

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Police have identified a young teenager who died overnight after a shooting in a neighborhood near East 38th Street and North Post Road, Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department officials said.

Police say the shooting victim is Ashton Harting, 13, of Indianapolis.

IMPD officers were sent to the 3700 block of Decamp Drive just before 2 a.m. Monday after someone reported hearing gunfire in the neighborhood. While they were on their way, officers found out juveniles were knocking on doors saying someone had been shot.

Officers found Harting on a sidewalk in the 3600 block of Decamp Drive. He appeared to have a gunshot wound. Although CPR was attempted, Harting didn’t survive.

“Why was a 13-year-old out on the streets at 1:30 in the morning anyway,” said neighbor Cherrell Douglas.

Rumors are swirling about what transpired moments before the shooting, however, police have yet to release a motive.

IMPD is investigating the crime and asked that anyone with information contact Crime Stoppers at 317-262-TIPS (8477) or by texting INDYCS plus the tip to CRIMES (274637).

A vigil was held Monday night for Harting: 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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