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IMPD: Juvenile injured in southeast side shooting

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — A juvenile female is in critical condition after an accidental shooting on the southeast side of Indianapolis Friday, police say.

At 9:58 p.m. Friday, officers with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department responded to a report of a person shot in the 4100 block of South Post Road. When officers arrived, they located a juvenile female with gunshot wounds. The juvenile was transported to Riley Hospital in critical but stable condition.

Police believe a gun was bought for someone at the household. While showing it off, the recipient of the gun dropped it, causing it to fire at the juvenile female.

The juvenile’s age was not made immediately available by IMPD.

Police have not released any additional information at this time.

On Saturday morning, Mayor Joe Hogsett commented on Saturday night’s gun violence in a statement.

Last night, gun violence harmed several people across Indianapolis, including multiple children who sustained injuries in separate accidental shootings. 

Yet their true cause was no accident. I share the anger of our community in the proliferation and reckless use of firearms in Indianapolis, and pledge to continue fighting for common-sense gun safety measures to protect our most vulnerable.

Mayor Joe Hogsett

The gun safety measures proposed by Hogsett last month will go before the City-County Council Public Safety and Criminal Justice committee next week.

News 8’s Michaela Springer contributed to this story.

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