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Man dead, woman injured in shooting in east-side apartment parking lot

Posted at 10:30 AM, Oct 23, 2021

INDIANAPOLIS — A man is dead and a woman is in the hospital after they were found shot inside a vehicle in an apartment complex parking early Saturday on the city's east side, police said.

Officers with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department responded to a report of a person shot just after 1 a.m. in the 2100 block of Lake Terrace West Drive at Lakeview Terrace Cooperative near East 21st Street and Mitthoeffer Road.

Police found two people inside a vehicle “with injuries consistent with a gunshot wound,” IMPD Officer Genae Cook said in a news release.

Medics pronounced a man, later identified as Francisco Sandoval, 20, dead at the scene and transported a woman to an area hospital in stable condition. The coroner's office ruled Sandoval's death a homicide.

Police also have not provided information about a possible suspect or what might have led to the shooting.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to contact IMPD Detective Larry Craciunoiu by phone at 317-327-3475 or by email at People can also call Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana at 317-262-8477.

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