Crime Watch 8

3-year-old injured in shooting at apartments on near-north side

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — A 3-year-old was injured Friday afternoon in a shooting on the city’s near north side.

Officers with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department were called to the 3300 block of North Meridian Street around 4:50 p.m. Friday on a report of a person shot. That address appears to correspond with the Brownstone Apartments complex.

Police said a 3-year-old was shot in the arm and had been taken to IU Health Riley Hospital for Children in serious condition.

Police are investigating how the shooting happened, including whether the child may have shot himself. One other person was in the room when the shooting happened. Police on Saturday said it is believed the shooting was accidental.

No one has been taken into custody in connection to the shooting.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 317-262-TIPS.

This age of the victim has been updated after police released additional information.