Man found bound and shot in NW side alley

INDIANAPOLIS - Police are hunting for a racing-style car and its passengers after a report of shots fired came in and a man was found dead in an alley early Wednesday morning on the city's northwest side.

Indianapolis police (IMPD) homicide detectives told RTV6 they got an anonymous call of shots fired at roughly 12:30 a.m. in the 1000 block of 34th Street.

When officers arrived, they searched the area and found a man's body in an alley just south of 34th, between Radar and Clifton streets (see map below).

Detectives said the man was bound when officers discovered his body; poorly bound, but bound just the same. Investigators said he had been shot.

IMPD identified the victim as 55-year-old Kevin Coughlin. 

The caller who reported the shooting said they thought the shots were fired from a compact orange/yellow car with a loud exhaust system - a racing car that you might see in the "Fast and Furious" movies. Police confirmed they are searching for this "street racer" type vehicle.

Police said they have not discovered any details regarding a motive for the killing yet.

If you or anyone you know may have information on this crime, you're urged to report it to police at 317-327-3811 or report information anonymously via Crime Stoppers at 317-262-8477 (TIPS). Tips may also be texted with "INDYCS" to 274637.

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