1 person dead in east side shooting

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UPDATE (Oct. 12, 2020)– According to friends of the victim and confirmed by IMPD, the victim in this shooting was a transgender woman. The previous story has been updated to reflect this. The victim was identified as Sarah Blackwood, according to the Marion County coroner.

Our initial reporting of the victim being an adult male came from information released by police.

Previous story:

INDIANAPOLIS — A shooting on Indy’s near east side left one person dead Sunday, adding to an already violent Sunday in Indianapolis.

According to police, the shooting occurred in the 2500 block of E. Washington Street at around 10 p.m.

The victim, a woman, was taken to an area hospital in critical condition and later died from her injuries, police said.

At this time, no other details have been released as the investigation is active and ongoing.

This makes the fifth person shot on Sunday since noon in Indianapolis.

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