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One Dead, One Injured After Shooting on Near North Side

One man is dead and another injured after a shooting on the city's near north side Monday night.

IMPD officers were called around 10:30 p.m. to the 3000 block of Winthrop Avenue on a report of a person lying in the alley east of Winthrop, possibly shot.  Upon arrival, officers found 42-year-old William Watson and 41-year-old Robert Johnson, Jr. who both had been shot.

Watson was pronounced dead at the scene.  Johnson was taken to Eskenazi Hospital in critical condition.

Detectives believe the men were possibly involved in illegal gambling just before the shooting.  No suspects or witnesses have been identified.  Anyone with information on this shooting is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 262-TIPS.

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