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13-year-old boy critically injured, 16-year-old arrested in near east side shooting

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Posted at 2:22 PM, Jun 09, 2023
and last updated 2023-06-10 09:26:48-04

INDIANAPOLIS — According to Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department, a juvenile is in critical condition after being shot on the near east side of Indy.

Officers responded to the residence at 1232 N. Tuxedo St. on reports of a person shot around 2 p.m.

Police said they found a 13-year-old male who had been shot. The victim was transported to Riley Hospital in critical condition.

Police say preliminary information suggests there were two juvenile males at the location around the same age. Police believe they were handling a gun and the gun went off, striking the 13-year-old.

"This is just another reminder to parents. Lock your guns up. If they're in your house, have a plan. We understand you have a right to have a weapon, but you have to be a responsible gun owner, especially when you have children in the house," IMPD Public Information Officer Ganae Cook said.

On Friday evening, IMPD arrested a 16-year-old male for aggravated battery for his alleged role in the incident.