Downtown shooting leaves 1 person dead


IMPD responds to a deadly shooting at the Living Room Lounge on N. Pennsylvania St.

INDIANAPOLIS — The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department Downtown District is investigating a homicide after responding to a shooting at the Living Room Lounge.

Officers were called to 934 N. Pennsylvania St. just before 3a.m. on reports of shots fired in the rear of the business. When officers arrived, they located an adult male with a gunshot wound. IEMS arrived and pronounced the male deceased at the scene.

Police later identified the victim as 56-year-old Jeffrey Whitsey.

Homicide detectives responded to the scene to begin their investigation. The Indianapolis-Marion County Forensic Services Agency responded to assist in identifying and collecting potential forensic evidence. The Marion County Coroner’s Office will be assisting and will determine the exact manner and cause of death.

Anyone with information about this incident should contact Detective James Hurt at the IMPD Homicide Office at 317.327.3475 or e-mail him at You can also call Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana at 317.262.8477 or (TIPS) to remain anonymous.

This story is still developing and will be updated once we receive more information.

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