Teen dies following east side shooting

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INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — A teenager has died after a shooting Monday afternoon on the east side of Indianapolis, according to police.

The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department confirmed that a 16-year-old boy was shot around 3 p.m. at Lexington Park Apartments in the 9000 block of East 39th Place.

IMPD officers on the scene said that two male suspects fled on foot. Calls that came into IMPD indicated that the suspects were black juveniles.

The victim was transported to Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health in critical condition with a gunshot wound to the chest.

He died of his injuries a short time later.

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