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IMPD: 17-year-old accidentally shoots, kills 16-year-old friend

Posted at 6:53 PM, Feb 14, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-15 07:50:56-05

INDIANAPOLIS -- A 17-year-old boy was arrested Tuesday evening after police say he accidentally shot his 16-year-old friend.

Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department officers were called to the scene at the 3600 block of Glen Arm Road around 6:30 p.m. and found the 16-year-old boy dead from a gunshot wound to the head.

Police say the two teenagers were playing with a handgun when the 16-year-old was shot. The 17-year-old was preliminarily charged with reckless homicide.

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The victim's identity has not been released.

Police first thought the shooting happened in the parking lot of the apartment complex, but now believe it happened inside the apartment.