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Person shot to death in Indianapolis' Haughville neighborhood, police say

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Posted at 2:36 PM, Oct 06, 2022

INDIANAPOLIS — A man was shot to death Thursday afternoon in the city's Haughville neighborhood on the west side, police say.

Officers found the victim while responding around 2 p.m. to the 700 block of King Avenue for a report of a shooting. Police say they received multiple 911 calls.

The victim was initially said to be in critical condition but was later pronounced dead at the scene. He was identified as Jamael Carter Sr., 41, according to the Marion County Coroner's Office.

No suspects are in custody, but IMPD does not believe there is an active threat to the area.

The man's death is the third deadly shooting in Indianapolis since Wednesday night.

Police say even one homicide is too many.

"It's very frustrating. I believe that we share the same frustration with the community. It's so heartbreaking to come to scenes like this ... family members, they're upset," IMPD officer William Young said. "We will continue to be laser-focused, you've heard me say this before, on gun violence — every man and woman on this agency ... we just ask the community to continue to stand with us and more importantly we'll stand with the community."

Anyone with more information was urged to contact Detective Brian Lambert at the IMPD Homicide Office at 317-327-3475 or Brian.Lambert@indy.gov. Tips can also be made anonymously to Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana at 317-262-8477 (TIPS).