Police investigating after 9-year-old boy fatally shot in face on north side of Indianapolis

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Police are investigating after a 9-year-old boy was shot and killed on the north side of Indianapolis.

Officers were called to the scene in the 7100 block of Warrior Trail at approximately 9:47 p.m.

Dispatch says the child was shot in the face at the Flats Apartments. A family member drove him to St. Vincent Hospital, where he later died.

"We’ve got blood inside the apartment, we’ve got blood outside on the sidewalk," said Capt. Michael Elder with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department. "So like I said, we’ve got a couple people that may be witnesses so detectives are trying to talk to them to see what they saw."

Police said it was unclear what led to the shooting. The circumstances were still under investigation.

"If it happened inside the apartment, there were supposedly some other juveniles with him and that’s why I’m saying we’re still trying to talk to them…some of them left after it happened," said Elder.