Teen dead after shooting on Indy’s near east side as violent Labor Day continues; police release video of suspect

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INDIANAPOLIS — A teenager is dead after being shot on the near east side of Indianapolis, according to the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department.

At about 4:15 p.m. Monday, police were called to first block of North Randolph Street.

Officers arrived to find a 17-year-old boy outside with at least one gunshot wound. He was taken to an area hospital, where he was pronounced dead shortly after arrival.

The victim was later identified as Ross Anthony Mitchell.

Detectives say the victim was playing curb ball with his younger brother when a male suspect walked up and shot him.

The suspect was armed with a handgun and described as having medium skin tone. He was wearing a light hoodie and dark pants. Police estimate him to be “young” and around 5’6” and 160 pounds.

IMPD released this video showing the suspect at the scene of the shooting. He appears onscreen at around the 34 second mark.

Anyone with information should contact Detective Mark Howard at the IMPD Homicide Office by calling 317-327-3475 or e-mailing him at Mark.Howard@indy.gov

This is the third deadly shooting in Indianapolis within a 90-minute span. Police are also investigating a shooting downtown as well as a shooting at Windsor Village Park. Shortly before 7 p.m., another person was shot and killed on the city’s east side for the fourth deadly shooting in as many hours.

Monday evening, a spokesperson for Mayor Joe Hogsett released the following statement on his behalf:

“The gun violence experienced by our community today is heartbreaking and unacceptable. That’s why Mayor Hogsett has introduced a $150-million anti-violence plan that will invest in our law enforcement officers, giving them the tools and resources they need to hold perpetrators of violence responsible, while also directing unprecedented resources into addressing the root causes of violent crime and the community-based groups working to stop this destructive cycle. It will take all of us to address the scourge of gun violence and create a safer community for all who call Indianapolis home.”

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