INDIANAPOLIS — A 13-year-old is in critical condition after being shot on Indy’s near east side Friday afternoon.
Indianapolis police responded to the 1200 block of North Tuxedo Street around 1:55 p.m. on reports of a person shot.
IMPD said the victim is in critical condition and is being treated at Riley Hospital. The shooting is being investigated as possibly accidental or self-inflicted, according to IMPD.
According to police, a 16-year-old male was arrested for aggravated battery for his role in the shooting.
IMPD said two juveniles appear to have been handling a firearm when it was accidentally fired, striking a 13-year-old. At least five people under the age of 18 were present at the time of the shooting, according to IMPD.
The Marion County Prosecutor’s Office will determine final charges in the case.