Man shot in hand while crossing the street at northeast side apartment complex

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Indianapolis Metropolitan police are investigating after a man was shot in the hand early Monday morning on the northeast side.

IMPD officers were dispatched to the 10000 block of Pineneedle Court just before 5 a.m. in response to reports that a person had been shot.

Officers on the scene said the man was shot in the hand while he was crossing the street. He was taken to Eskenazi Hospital. Police found four shell casings at the scene.

The shooting happened in the same general area as five fatal shootings earlier this month, but IMPD said it was too early to say if Monday's shooting had any connection to the others.

The Indy Ten Point Coalition recently moved its efforts into the northeast side community. Monday evening, after news broke of a gunshot victim dying at Community Hospital North, Rev. Charles Harrison took to social media implying a small group was behind the violence.

A spokesperson for IMPD confirmed there have been 11 homicides in Indianapolis in 2018, five of which happened within a one mile radius on the northeast side of the city.

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