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13-year-old critical after shooting on Indy’s near east side

Latest: IMPD has arrested a 16-year-old for aggravated battery for his connection to the shooting. The Marion County Prosecutor’s Office will make the final charging decision.

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — A 13-year-old is in critical condition after a shooting Friday afternoon on the city’s near east side, police say.

Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department officers responded to a report of a person shot in the 1200 block of North Tuxedo Street just before 2 p.m. Friday.

Officers arrived and found a 13-year-old shot and was taken to Riley Hospital in critical condition.

Police say that a group of juveniles were playing with a gun before one of them was shot.

IMPD did not say if the 13-year-old shot themself or was shot by another juvenile in the group.

No further information was provided.

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