Shooting victim, 16, dies days after shooting

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INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department has identified a teenage shooting victim.

IMPD said 16-year-old Juan Romero-Sanchez passed away on Tuesday morning. He had been shot in the 5700 block of Port Lillian Drive on Nov. 4.

“Juan’s tragic and untimely death is both appalling and absurd, and investigators are encouraging anyone with information to come forward,” said IMPD in a release.

Police said Romero-Sanchez was found around 7:15 Friday night, shot in the abdomen. He had been medically revived but was in critical condition in the hour after the shooting.

At the time, IMPD said it was believed that a robbery was the motive.