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EPD Investigating Fatal Shooting

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Police are asking for tips following a fatal shooting in Evansville. 

Police were dispatched to the 100 block of W. Oregon St. for a shots-fired call at about 1:40 Tuesday morning.

The caller reported hearing six or seven shots.

In a release, the EPD said arriving officers were approached by several people who directed them to the shooting victim, 30-year-old Larry Wayne Merriweather Jr.

Merriweather was lying on the floor of a house with a gunshot wound to the chest.

AMR took him to Deaconess Midtown Hospital, where he later died.

Vanderburgh County Coroner Steve Lockyear said in a release that an autopsy was scheduled for Tuesday afternoon.

The EPD asks anyone with information on the shooting to call the Detective Office at 812-436-7979 or contact the tip line at 812-435-6194.