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1 killed in near west Indianapolis shooting

Police said the shooting happened on Neal Avenue just off West Washington Street near Belmont Avenue.

INDIANAPOLIS — As Indianapolis seeks answers to a record criminal homicide rate, IMPD is investigating another deadly shooting, this time on the city's near west side. 

IMPD officers were called to Neal Avenue just off West Washington Street near Belmont Avenue on a report of a person shot just before 7 p.m. Saturday night.

When officers arrived, they found 24-year-old Isaiah Luckett in an alley shot. Medics pronounced him dead at the scene. 

Police are actively investigating the shooting. The circumstances of the shooting were not immediately known.  

Anyone with information about the shooting should contact Detective Matthew Pankonie at the IMPD Homicide Office at 317.327.3475 or e-mail him at Matthew.Pankonie2@indy.gov. Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana will also accept anonymous tips at 317.262.8477 or (TIPS).

This death adds to a city homicide record that was set last weekend. But police say they are encouraged by the help they're now seeing from the public.

"The community has been extremely receptive to us asking them to provide tips and we've seen folks do that, and it's led to a number of arrests and it brings closure to those families who may be grieving or going through this if their loved one has been a victim of some sort of violent crime," IMPD spokesman Officer William Young said. 

IMPD is also 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.

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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. 

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