Juvenile arrested after shooting 15-year-old friend at Marion County Fair

INDIANAPOLIS,Ind. – A 15-year-old teen was shot in the leg Saturday night by his friend while attending the Marion County Fair, police say.

Authorities reportedly arrested a 16-year-old male after he was allegedly displaying a gun that went off and shot his friend.

The incident happened between 7:30 and 8 p.m.

The Marion County Sheriff’s Department, which provides security for the fair,  is investigating the shooting.

The 15-year-old victim was shot in the leg while on or near the Ferris wheel.

The wound was described as a “through and through.”  The teen was awake and breathing when an ambulance took him to Riley Hospital.

Deputies talked with a number of witnesses who they described as cooperative.

Investigators say they don’t believe the shooting was gang related.

While crime scene tape blocked a small area near the Ferris wheel, the rest of the fair continued without interruption.

Sunday is the last day for the 2017 Marion county Fair.