Person killed in shooting on east side, police say “not a random shooting”

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (April 9, 2014)– A person was shot and killed on the city’s east side Wednesday.

At approximately 4:22 p.m., officers with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD) were sent to the 2000 block of Lesley Ave. on a report of a person shot.  When officers arrived, they found an unidentified male suffering from a gunshot wound who was pronounced deceased by EMS workers.

The suspect fired rounds from a car, but officers say it was not a drive-by.

Police believe the shooting was not random and possibly stemmed from an earlier dispute at the scene. The gunman returned to the scene after the dispute and opened fire.

Police are still searching for a suspect, and continue to encourage anyone with information about this incident to call Crime Stoppers at 317-262-TIPS (8477).  Callers can also text “INDYCS” plus tip information to 274627(CRIMES).