Man found shot to death in vehicle on Indy’s near northwest side

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Indianapolis Metropolitan Police are investigating a shooting death on the city’s near northwest side late Monday.

Shortly after 11 p.m., police responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle in an alley in the 1500 block of Herschell Ave. That’s near the intersection of West 21st Street and East Riverside Drive, which is about a block from Riverside Park.

Officers found a man with at least one gunshot wound in the driver’s seat of the vehicle. The victim—later identified as 31-year-old Eric Whitfield—was pronounced dead at the scene.

Investigators say there was a report of gunfire earlier in the evening in the general vicinity, and they believe it may have been related to this homicide. Police say they believe the victim was targeted by his killer. Authorities are searching for a suspect.

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