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Child dies in accidental shooting on Indy's far east side

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Posted at 1:30 PM, Apr 16, 2023
and last updated 2023-04-18 09:13:46-04

INDIANAPOLIS — A child died after being shot on the far east side of Indianapolis on Sunday.

Police responded to an apartment complex located on John Jay Dr. near N. Mitthoefer Road on a report of a person shot.

They arrived and located a child with gunshot injuries. Police did not specify the age of the child.

Police believe the incident to be accidental.

According to police, the child was transported to the hospital in critical condition, but later died.

On April 18, the Marion County Coroner's Office identified the child as six-year-old Billy Ray Mack II.