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1 person dies in shooting west of downtown Indy

It happened around 7:15 p.m. Wednesday near Tibbs Avenue and Michigan Street.

INDIANAPOLIS — A homicide investigation is underway after a man was shot and killed west of downtown Indianapolis early Wednesday evening.

The Marion County Coroner's Officer identified the dead man as 32-year-old Michael Cox Jr.

An IMPD spokesperson said he was shot near West Vermont Street and North Holmes Avenue around 7:15 p.m. That's near Tibbs Avenue and Michigan Street.

(Note: The video above is a 13News report about 16 people shot or stabbed in a recent three day period in Indianapolis.)

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Dispatchers had sent officers to the area after receiving reports of a shooting. Police found Cox with an apparent gunshot wound and he was taken to the hospital in critical condition.

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13News is working to learn what led to the shooting, and whether police have identified a suspect in the case.

This developing story will be updated.

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