1 critically injured after shooting on Indy's northeast side

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. –The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department is investigating after a shooting on the city’s northeast Side.

The IMPD said officers responded to the 4000 block of Windhill Drive shortly before 4:30 Wednesday afternoon for a report of a person shot. When police arrived, they found a 13-year-old boy suffering from an apparent gunshot wound and transferred him to a local hospital in critical condition.

Poice say there were three other children and two adults inside the home at the time shooting. Police say it appears the shooting was accidental in nature. The boy is expected to survive.

"This is a situation which no one should ever have to deal with. Whether this is an accident or an intentional act or something that just went bad. Nobody should have to go through this," Officer Genae Cook with the IMPD said. "These are children, and they are the most critical people in our community."

Police continue to investigate as of the time of this report. Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call CRIME STOPPERS of Central Indiana anonymously at 317-262-TIPS (8477).

We will provide additional details as they become available.

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