Male shot, killed in business parking lot on East 34th Street

Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department officers respond Oct. 17, 2017, after a man was shot and killed outside businesses on East 34th Street at Forest Manor Drive. (WISH Photo/Kevin Stinson)

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — A man is dead after are being shot on the east side Tuesday night, police said.

Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department reported by Twitter shortly after 7:30 p.m. that the male was shot and killed in the 4100 block of East 34th Street.

Police officers at 6:24 p.m. were in the area of East 34th Street and Forest Manor Avenue when they reported hearing shots fired. It’s a residential and commercial area that’s just east of North Sherman Drive. A United Methodist church sits at the same intersection.

The victim has since been identified as 25-year-old Donald Patterson, Jr. His death has been ruled a homicide by multiple gunshot wounds.

Patterson was shot in the parking lot of a small building with several businesses, and police were examining multiple shell casings at the scene.

Emergency medical services responded and took him to Sidney & Lois Eskenazi Hospital, where he died.

There is no suspect, police at the scene said, and no witnesses have come forward. Police encouraged people with information to contact Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana.

No additional information on the shooting was immediately available from police.