Death investigation underway after person found shot in alley

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Scene of shooting on March 24, 2016

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (March 24, 2016) — Indianapolis Metropolitan police are investigating after a person was found dead in an alley Thursday morning.

According to dispatchers, the individual was found shot in the 2600 block of Annette Street around 8:20 a.m. Homicide detectives have been called to the scene.

IMPD said a person driving by saw a person in the alley and stopped to check. The driver then called police after discovering the person was dead. Police said it appeared the man had been shot.

The victim is believed to be in his 30s or 40s. The coroner is still working on making an official identification.

Police are asking anyone with information to call 911 or Crime Stoppers. Captain Richard Riddle said getting people  to talk to police about shootings  has been a challenge.

“A number of shootings recently we’ve had victims and witnesses who frankly don’t want to cooperate,” Riddle said. “It’s very frustrating for our detectives who work hard to get crimes solved and frustrating to victims’ families when they don’t want to cooperate.”

This is the second homicide in Indianapolis in just 12 hours.

Indy Ten Point’s Rev. Charles Harrison reacted to the case on Twitter saying this is the first homicide in UNWA in five months.

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