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Indianapolis Metropolitan Police confirm that a death investigation is under way on the city’s northeast side. Police say they were called to Tacoma Avenue near 38th Street just after 5 a.m. Tuesday on a report of a person shot. When they arrived, they found a man lying in the street. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Police say they are still working to determine if the victim had been shot.

Thousands of Puerto Ricans heeded the calls of government officials and have taken refuge in shelters as the Caribbean island braces for Hurricane Maria’s direct hit early Wednesday. “As of 2:30 a.m. we count 10,059 refugees and 189 pets (in shelters),” the island’s governor, Ricardo Rosselló, wrote in a tweet. On Tuesday, he called Maria an “unprecedented” atmospheric system. The record-breaking Category 4 hurricane — with sustained winds of 155 mph (250 kph) –is the first storm of its strength to hit the US territory in nearly 80 years.

A sea of rescuers in hard hats and masks continue to descend upon the streets of Mexico City in search of survivors after a deadly earthquake struck the region. “The priority now is continue rescuing those who are still trapped and provide medical attention to the injured,” said President Enrique Peña Nieto in a video statement early Wednesday Dozens of buildings in central Mexico turned into plumes of dust and debris killing at least 216 people in Mexico City — one of the busiest cities in the world.

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