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Police investigate fatal shooting on city’s near east side

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Scene of near east side shooting

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Metro police are investigating a fatal shooting on the city’s near east side.

The incident happened around 7:45 a.m. Sunday near the intersection of 10th Street and Rural Street.

Officers on the scene said 34-year-old Martel “Chicago” Thomas was found in an alley with a gunshot wound to the head.

Police say it looks as if the man was lighting a cigarette when he was shot.

A neighbor reportedly heard gunshots at around 5 a.m.

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.

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