Man dead after shooting on near west side

Courtesy: Kevin Powell, IndyFirstAlert

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — A person was shot and killed late Saturday night on the near west side of Indianapolis.

Indianapolis Metropolitan police confirmed the shooting happened around 11 p.m. in the 500 block of Traub Avenue. When responding officers arrived, they located a man suffering from at least one apparent gunshot wound. The Marion County Coroner’s Office identified the deceased as 38-year-old Robert Underwood.

Underwood was immediately transported in critical condition to a nearby hospital for treatment. Despite the best life-saving measures by EMS personnel and doctors, he was pronounced dead shortly before midnight.

A spokesperson for IMPD said they are treating this as a homicide investigation.

IMPD detectives were dispatched and quickly began interviewing witnesses. The Indianapolis-Marion County Forensic Services Agency assisted in the investigation by gathering any potential evidence from the crime scene.

Police are asking if anyone has information in regards to the shooting to contact the IMPD Homicide Office at 317-327-3475 or call Crime Stoppers at 317-262-TIPS.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.