INDIANAPOLIS -Indianapolis Metropolitan police are investigating a deadly shooting on the city’s far east side.
Police said a body was found in the 4000 block of Stratford Court Wednesday afternoon. The victim had been shot in the head, according to investigators.
Homicide detectives said the victim was in his 20s or 30s and was inside a vacant apartment. Investigators estimated that the body had been in the apartment since Tuesday.
Police said the area has been a problem because many of the apartments are empty.
“There’s a lot of abandoned apartments that aren’t kept up, you can see a lot of them are boarded up, broken windows,” said Capt. Craig Converse of IMPD Homicide. “Apartments that are used for drugs and other activities. So people can easily gain access to these vacant units. In addition, there’s very few people that live here, which even serves to accelerate the problem.”
The case remains under investigation.