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13-year-old dead after being shot on Indy’s east side

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Posted at 9:29 PM, Nov 15, 2023
and last updated 2023-11-16 18:32:54-05

INDIANAPOLIS — A 13-year-old has died after being shot on the east side of Indianapolis Wednesday night.

Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department officers responded to the 3500 block of Blue Spruce Lane on reports of a person shot shortly after 8:30 p.m. This is where the Villages at Mill Crossing apartment complex is located.

Upon arrival, officers located a juvenile suffering from a gunshot injury. The victim, identified Thursday as 13-year-old Dayon Lyles, was taken to a local hospital in critical condition, where he later died.

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According to IMPD, the shooting may have stemmed from a disturbance between two groups in the area. Lyles was believed to have been a bystander, not a target in the shooting.