Police identify victim in fatal northeast side shooting believed to be result of gang violence

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Homicide detectives are investigating after a man was shot and killed while riding a motorcycle in a residential area on the northeast side Saturday afternoon.

Police responded to the shooting in the 11500 block of Presidio Drive around 5:30 p.m., where they found the victim lying on the ground, unresponsive, with at least one gunshot wound. EMS personnel responded and pronounced him dead on the scene.

Detectives believe that this shooting was a result of gang violence. The victim was identified as Gary Rees, 44, of Indianapolis.

Chief Troy Riggs has authorized additional manpower in addition to the enhanced patrols already planned for Labor Day weekend, in an effort to prevent retaliatory gang violence in relation to this shooting. Police urge  urges anyone who knows anything about potential plans for violence or retaliation, to immediately call 911.

“We must stand as a community against this violence and those perpetuating it, and let them know that it is unacceptable and will not be tolerated,” police said in a release.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana at (317)262-TIPS(8477).

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