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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Federal agents were conducting an investigation Thursday morning on the near southwest side.

The investigation concentrated on homes in a neighborhood near Minnesota and Kappes streets. Undercover investigators were at the scene.

Wendy Osborne, a spokeswoman for the Federal Bureau of Investigation, said the bureau and FBI SWAT were conducting investigative activity in the area. She would not reveal the nature of that investigation and said the neighborhood was secure.

Neighbors reported hearing gunshots in the area early Thursday morning; the FBI confirmed that a dog was shot and killed during the investigation but didn’t elaborate on the circumstances.

Vehicles from the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department and Indianapolis Animal Care Services were also seen nearby.

IMPD was providing support at the request of the FBI and said the department was not directly involved in the investigation.