1 dead after shooting outside restaurant on Indy’s east side

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — A man is dead after being shot on the east side of Indianapolis early Sunday morning.

The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department has confirmed it is investigating a homicide that occurred in the 5900 block of Massachusetts Avenue. 911 operators received a call shortly after 2 a.m. from a witness who said that a fight led to shots being fired in the parking lot of Big Dan’s Hamburgers.

Responding officers located a man who was suffering from at least one apparent gun-shot wound. The victim was unresponsive when first responders found him.

EMS personnel were dispatched to provide aid but pronounced the man dead on scene.

The victim was identified Monday as Joseph Aikens, 32.

At this time, police say they believe that this was an isolated incident and that they have everyone who was involved in custody.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police or call CRIME STOPPERS of central Indiana at 317-262-TIPS (8477).

This is a developing story.

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