IMPD confirms 1 dead in near northwest side shooting

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Editor’s note: We initially reported the shooting victim was a man, but police updated us Monday morning and said he was a juvenile.

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD) are investigating a person shot on the near northwest side of the city.

IMPD said officers responded to a 911 call of shots fired and a person down at Wildwood Village Apartments on the 3500 block of Woodfront Court just after 3 p.m. Sunday afternoon.

Police found a teen boy who was pronounced dead at the scene by EMS. On Tuesday, the victim was identified as 16-year-old Elijah Taylor.

IMPD said he was found outside, but they have not said where the shooting took place.

Homicide detectives responded and canvassed the area for witnesses.

Anyone with information about this incident should call the IMPD Homicide Office at 317.327.3475 or Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana at 317.262.8477 or (TIPS).

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