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17-year-old arrested after allegedly shooting 15-year-old boy in Greenfield

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Posted at 8:26 AM, Oct 07, 2021
and last updated 2021-10-08 17:59:33-04

GREENFIELD — A 17-year-old has been arrested on gun-related charges after he allegedly shot and wounded a 15-year-old boy Thursday morning in Greenfield, police said.

Officers with the Greenfield Police Department responded to the shooting around 6:40 a.m. in the 800 block of North Noble Street, Deputy Chief Chuck McMichael said in a news release. Police say multiple juveniles were inside the residence and at least one had a gun.

When police arrived, they found the boy suffering from at least one gunshot wound. Medics transported him to an Indianapolis hospital in stable condition. His identity has not been released.

The location where the shooting took place is a neighborhood near Greenfield High School, Greenfield Intermediate School and Harris Elementary School. Schools in Greenfield are currently on fall break.

McMichael said Thursday afternoon that investigators do not believe the incident was a drive-by shooting as previously reported. On Friday, police said other criminal charges are expected as the investigation continues.

McMichael said investigators are looking for answers to what led to the shooting and encouraged people who live in the area to check their home camera systems for any suspicious activity before or after 6:40 a.m. Thursday.

He added that Greenfield police do not believe there is a threat to the general public. Detectives continue to interview potential witnesses and are working to identify a suspect.

Residents who discover home security footage that could be helpful should contact Greenfield Police Department Lt. Nichole Gilbert at 317-325-1221 or ngilbert@greenfieldin.org.