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Coroner identifies man killed in shooting at restaurant in downtown Indianapolis

The shooting happened in the 40 block of Washington Street, between North Pennsylvania Street and North Meridian Street, just south of Monument Circle.

INDIANAPOLIS — A man has died after being critically injured in a Sunday shooting in downtown Indianapolis near Monument Circle, according to authorities. 

An IMPD officer was downtown near the intersection of East Washington Street and South Pennsylvania Avenue when a person saw the officer and told them that someone had been shot nearby. They told the officer shots were fired inside the Five Guys restaurant.

The shooting happened a little before 5 p.m. in the 40 block of Washington Street, between North Pennsylvania Street and North Meridian Street, just south of Monument Circle. 

IMPD said the officer went to the area and "immediately" detained a person of interest.

Other officers arrived to find a man who had been shot inside. He was given treatment on the scene until medics arrived and took him to an area hospital in critical condition. The man reportedly died from his injuries late Sunday night.  He was identified as 49-year-old Kristopher Kujawa.

An IMPD spokesman said Kujawa's death is a homicide, but authorities haven't determined if it is a criminal homicide.

Police believe the shooting was not random. IMPD said all of the people involved in the shooting have been identified, and there is no ongoing threat to the public.

According to IMPD, the city reached 217 criminal homicides as of Monday, breaking last year’s record of 215 criminal homicides.

Authorities have not shared any further information about the circumstances of the shooting. 

Anyone with information about this shooting is asked to call Det. Douglas Morning at the IMPD Homicide Office at 317-327-3475 or email Douglas.Morning@indy.gov. 

 This shooting comes on the heels of another downtown shooting early Sunday morning when two men were found shot near the intersection of South Meridian and East South streets. That's the area of several fast-food restaurants between the Main Post Office and Irsay Family YMCA. One of the men was reported in critical condition. 

Meanwhile, IMPD is working to upgrade its crime-fighting technology to assist police response and evidence gathering as part of the city's effort to curb violent crime. 

RELATED: IMPD announces crime fighting technology upgrades

These upgrades include installing more public safety cameras in high crime areas. The new cameras will complement the cameras already installed downtown and at intersections throughout the city. 

They record day and night, have been used to gather evidence used in court and have helped investigators solve cases. 

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