IMPD: 2-year-old in critical condition after accidental shooting on Indy’s east side

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INDIANAPOLIS — A 2-year-old boy is in critical condition after what officers believe to be an accidental shooting on the east side of Indianapolis, according to the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department.

At about 5:45 p.m. Wednesday, police were called to the 3500 block of Cecil Avenue in response to the shooting.

The boy was taken to Riley Hospital for treatment.

Investigators released an update on Thursday morning, stating they believe the boy accidentally shot himself.

Marion County Crime Lab technicians removed a fired bullet fragment and a bloody article of child’s clothing from the crime scene.

The Department of Child Services interviewed two other juveniles who were at the home. Those children were released to the custody of their grandmother.

Investigators have not released who the gun belonged to or how the child gained access to it.

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