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Man found shot in parking lot of east side business, dies at hospital

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Posted at 12:30 PM, Nov 06, 2021
and last updated 2021-11-08 14:14:06-05

INDIANAPOLIS — One man is dead after a shooting early Saturday morning on the city's east side.

Police responded to the 5400 block of Massachusetts Avenue around 5 a.m. and found the victim, later identified as 31-year-old James Smith, in a parking lot with injuries consistent with a gunshot wound.

First responders took Smith to the hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.

No information about what led up to the shooting or information about a possible suspect has been released.

Anyone with information about this incident should call Detective Michael Wright at the IMPD Homicide Office at 317-327-3475 or e-mail You can also call Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana at 317-262-8477 (TIPS) to remain anonymous.