INDIANAPOLIS — Indianapolis police are investigating after a man was shot and critically wounded Thursday night in a residential area on the city’s east side.

Indianapolis Metropolitan police crews were called around 9:30 p.m. to a residence in the 3800 block of E. 31st Street, near the intersection of N. Sherman Drive on the city’s east side, for a person shot.

Upon arrival, IMPD said officers found an adult male suffering from a gunshot wound. That man, IMPD said, was taken to a local level 1 trauma center and is listed in “very critical” condition, according to IMPD Maj. Mike Leepper.

IMPD officers are currently canvassing the area for witnesses and attempting to gather more information, Leepper said. Preliminary information suggests that the shooting occurred either on the porch or in the doorway of the residence the victim was found near.

Maj. Leepper said that IMPD aggravated assault detectives have identified a person of interest in the shooting and are currently interviewing them to determine what role they played in the shooting.