IMPD: Man shot, set on fire on Indy’s near northwest side

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.– Police are investigating after a man was shot and set on fire on the city’s northwest side Friday.

Officers responded to the 1200 block of West 26th Street just before 1 p.m. on a report of a person shot.

They found a 37-year-old man laying in the back yard of an abandoned residence. A medic discovered a possible gunshot wound and officers noticed fresh burn marks all over his body as he screamed in pain.

Police said the victim was “extremely uncooperative” despite his condition. He¬†was transported to Eskenazi Health in critical condition.