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.