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1 dead after shooting near Wes Montgomery Park on east side

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Posted at 4:40 PM, Aug 12, 2022

INDIANAPOLIS — A person has died following a shooting on the city’s east side.

Around 4:30 p.m., IMPD officers responded to a report of a person down near E. 36th Street and N. Hawthorne Lane. This is near Wes Montgomery Park on the east side.

Police say an adult male was found laying in the street outside the park. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

He was identified as Wykhem Asha Hoosier, 23, the Marion County Coroner's Office said Monday.

No information about a suspect was immediately available. Police are asking anyone with information to contact Detective Lottie Patrick at the IMPD Homicide Office at 317.327.3475, email lottie.patrick@indy.gov or Crime Stoppers at 317-262-TIPS.

Earlier this year, a man died after being shot at Wes Montgomery Park in May 2021. His death was ruled a homicide.