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19-year-old man shot and killed in Kokomo was likely riding his bike at the time he was killed

Posted at 9:15 AM, Sep 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-24 09:15:53-04

KOKOMO — A 19-year-old man who was shot and killed in Kokomo late Monday evening was likely riding his bike when the shooting took place.

Kokomo Police Department officers responded to the area of Taylor and Lonvgview streets just before 11:30 p.m. in for a report of shots fired.

Arriving officers found two bicycles and several shell casings lying in the roadway at that location. A short distance from that scene, officers found the 19-year-old male victim lying in the 400 block of North Bell Street.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police say the location of the two bikes in the street indicates that the victim may have been riding with someone else when he was shot. Police believe that person may have witnessed the shooting and they are hoping to locate that individual for questioning.

The name of the victim has not been released at this time.

Police are asking anyone with information about the incident or any homeowners in the area who may have security footage that could be of assistance to the investigation to contact KPD at 765-456-7017 or Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana at 317-262-8477.