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1 child shot, another injured after gun fired at house on East 42nd Street

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Posted at 4:55 AM, May 26, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-26 21:51:08-04

Editor's note: IMPD initially reported two children were shot at a home in the 9700 block of East 42nd Street. The department later clarified that one child was shot and a second child was injured by debris and did not have a graze wound from a bullet. This story has been updated.

INDIANAPOLIS — A young girl was wounded by gunfire and another child was injured early Wednesday after someone fired gunshots into their home on the northeast side of Indianapolis, police said.

The shooting occurred around 2 a.m. in the 9700 block of East 42nd Street, between North Post Road and Mitthoeffer Road, according to the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department.

A 5-year-old girl was shot and hospitalized in stable condition. A 14-year-old was injured by debris. IMPD initially said the teenager suffered a graze wound in the shooting.

Investigators said gunshots were fired from outside the home.

It was the second time in less than a week that a young child was struck by gunshots fired into a home in Indianapolis. Day'Shawn Bills, 12, died Friday, a day after he was shot in the back of the head while he played video games with family at his grandmother's house.

Anyone with information about Wednesday's shooting should contact Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana at 317-262-8477.