Police believe deadly northeast side shooting was result of gang violence

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Homicide detectives are investigating after a man was shot and killed while riding a motorcycle in a residential area on the northeast side Saturday afternoon.

Police responded to the shooting in the 4100 block of Tahoe Court around 5:30 p.m., where they found the victim, Gary Rees, 44, lying on the ground, unresponsive, with at least one gunshot wound. EMS personnel responded and pronounced him dead on the scene.

Detectives believe that this shooting was a result of gang violence.

Chief Troy Riggs has authorized additional manpower in addition to the enhanced patrols already planned for Labor Day weekend, in an effort to prevent retaliatory gang violence in relation to this shooting. Police urge  urges anyone who knows anything about potential plans for violence or retaliation, to immediately call 911.

“We must stand as a community against this violence and those perpetuating it, and let them know that it is unacceptable and will not be tolerated,” police said in a release.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana at (317)262-TIPS(8477).