Man dies after north side shooting

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INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — One man has died following a Thursday evening shooting on the city’s north side.

Via Twitter at 5:50 p.m., Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department reported the shooting at the Shell station at the intersection of North Capitol Avenue and West 38th Street. Homicide and aggravated assault detectives remained on the scene about 6:40 p.m.

The man who died, in his 20s, was taken to Eskenazi Hospital, said James Gillespie, a spokesman for Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department. The shooting was initially believed to have occurred between the gas pumps, he said, and is considered an isolated incident. A tweet from IMPD said the shooter has been detained.

Despite live-saving efforts at the hospital, the man passed away.

“The details around this incident, exactly what spurred this, is under investigation, but there were two guns recovered on the scene,” Gillespie told the news media.

He said it wasn’t clear who had the guns.

Police said the other individual involved in the shooting called police and turned himself into officers as they arrived on scene.

The subject, who turned himself in, cooperated with police and claimed the shooting was self-defense and was later released.

Police were in the area when the shooting occurred, Gillespie said.

“We are aware of the loitering issue that is in this area. It is one reason the officers were able to get on the scene so quickly,” Gillespie said.

The name and identity of the man who died has not yet been released.

Anyone with information on the deadly shooting is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 317-262-8477.

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