14-year-old boy found shot on Monument Circle; police nab 16-year-old with guns

Crime Watch 8

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — A 14-year-old boy was found shot Friday night on Monument Circle, Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department said.

Police were sent shortly before 8:30 p.m. to 1 Monument Circle on a report of a person shot.

The 14-year-old was stable when taken to Sidney & Lois Eskenazi Hospital. He was in good condition. He had been shot in the hand.

Maj. Harold Turner with IMPD said a 16-year-old was apprehended with two guns after the shooting, which also left a sport-utility vehicle with windows shot out. Bullet fragments were found inside the SUV.

Aggravated assault detectives were called to investigate two scenes, one on Monument Circle and another in the first block of South Meridian Street. The circumstances behind the shooting were not immediately available.

The gender of the 16-year-old was not immediately known.

News 8 spoke with a man whose SUV was hit by the gunfire downtown:

Police were sent shortly before 8:30 p.m. Oct. 18, 2019, to 1 Monument Circle on a report of a person shot. (WISH Photo/Alex Elkins)
Police were sent shortly before 8:30 p.m. Oct. 18, 2019, to 1 Monument Circle on a report of a person shot. Police also had a crime scene in the first block of South Meridian Street. (WISH Photo/Alex Elkins)

The shooting was the second Friday night in Indianapolis to injure a person. Just before 7:30 p.m., police found a male shot on the first block of Chester Avenue. That’s northeast of North Sherman Drive and East New York Street on the city’s east side. The male was stable when taken to a hospital. Aggravated assault detectives were also investigating that shooting.

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