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Homicide detectives investigate after woman injured in shooting dies

IMPD officers responded to the 8100 block of Lafayette Road, near West 86th Street, shortly before 3 a.m. Thursday.
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INDIANAPOLIS — Homicide detectives are investigating after a woman died Saturday, two days after she was critically injured in a shooting on the northwest side of Indianapolis. 

Officers were called to the shooting just before 3 a.m. on Thursday, April 14. IMPD said the shooting happened in the 8100 block of Lafayette Road, near West 86th Street.

When officers arrived, they found a woman who had been shot. She was taken to the hospital in critical condition. 

Initially, aggravated assault detectives were investigating the shooting. However, on Saturday, April 16, the woman, identified by the Marion County Coroner's Office as 33-year-old Amber Rigers, died at the hospital. That's when IMPD homicide detectives took over the case. 

Authorities have not shared information on a suspect or possible motive.

Anyone with information about this shooting is being asked to contact Det. Mark Howard at the IMPD Homicide Office at 317-327-3475 or email him at mark.howard@indy.gov. To remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana at 317-262-8477.

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