1 dead, 1 hospitalized after being shot on Indy’s east side; police investigate possible connection

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INDIANAPOLIS — One person is dead and another is injured after each was shot on Indianapolis’ east side, and police say they are working to determine if the two are related.

Just before 3 a.m. Sunday, someone showed up to an Indianapolis Fire Department station in the 5500 block of 38th Street with gunshot wounds.

Medics transported the victim to a nearby hospital where doctors were able to stabilize that person.

Around that same time, an adult male who was critically shot drove themselves to Community Hospital East. That man, later identified as 26-year-old Michael Stampford, was transferred to Eskenazi Hospital for trauma care but was pronounced dead a short time after arrival.

At that time, police also responded to the 3500 block of North Arlington Avenue for shots fired. Authorities say they have reason to believe this is where both individuals were shot, but investigators are still working to confirm piece of information.

“We have reason to believe they might be related. Like I said, our investigators are trying to piece everything together,” said Officer William Young.

It took IMPD nearly three hours to clear out a building in search of the suspected shooter. So far, no arrests have been made, and the shooting is being investigated as a homicide.

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).

This story will be updated when additional information is available.

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