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IMPD: Man dead in near east side shooting, police investigating possible connection to 2nd shooting

Police responded to the 1000 block of Harlan Street around 2:30 a.m. Thursday.

INDIANAPOLIS — A man is dead following a shooting on Indianapolis' near east side early Thursday.

IMPD officers responded to the 1000 block of Harlan Street, just south of Prospect Street, around 2:30 a.m. Thursday for a report of a person shot. They located 23-year-old Payton Wilson with apparent gunshot wounds. Medics pronounced him dead at the scene, police said. 

Anyone with information about the shooting should contact Detective Ronald Sayles at the IMPD Homicide Office at 317.327.3475 or e-mail him at Ronald.Sayles@indy.gov. Anonymous tips can be left with Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana at 317.262.8477 or (TIPS).

IMPD checking connection to nearby shooting

Shortly after officers arrived at the scene, they received a report of another person shot about ten blocks away, in the 2400 block of Prospect Street. A man was found there with apparent gunshot wounds and taken to a local hospital in stable condition, IMPD said.

An IMPD spokesperson said police are investigating whether the two shootings are connected. 

Police had not provided any information on possible suspects or what may have led up to the shootings as of early Thursday.

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