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Man dies after shooting in Downtown Indianapolis Five Guys restaurant Sunday

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Posted at 5:05 PM, Nov 07, 2021
and last updated 2021-11-08 14:15:29-05

INDIANAPOLIS — A man died at the hospital after he was shot Sunday afternoon inside the Five Guys restaurant in Downtown Indianapolis, police said.

An officer with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department was in the area of East Washington Street and South Pennsylvania Avenue around 4:45 p.m. when someone told him a person had been shot at 48 E. Washington St.

The officer detained a person of interest at Five Guys, and additional officers found a man with “injuries consistent with gunshot wound(s),” according to IMPD Lt. Shane Foley.

Medics transported the man, later identified as 49-year-old Kristopher Kujawa, in critical condition to an area hospital where he later died.

Foley said the shooting does not appear to have been a random act, the people involved have been identified and there was no ongoing threat to the community.

IMPD was not immediately able to determine if the homicide was determined to be criminal, Foley said.

The shooting at Five Guys was the second reported downtown on Sunday.

IMPD officers responded to a shooting before 2 a.m. near South Meridian and East South streets after two people were shot. Medics transported one person to an area hospital in critical condition, while the second was stable.

Anyone with information about the Five Guys shooting is asked to call IMPD detective Douglas Morning at 317-327-3475 or email him at

People can also call Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana at 317-262-8477.