4-year-old boy in serious condition after shooting self

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INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — A 4-year-old boy picked up a gun inside a home and shot himself Monday on the city’s east side, according to the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department.

The child is in serious condition at a local hospital, IMPD said.

Police were called before noon for a report of a person shot to the 4500 block of Jamestown Court. That’s in the Pangea Prairies Apartments off East 46th Street and North Arlington Avenue.

IMPD said its first officers at the scene administered first aid until an emergency medical crew arrived and took the boy to a hospital.

Police declined to discuss whether charges would be filed.

The child is at least the third shot this month after a gun was found by children in a home.

The Marion County Prosecutor’s Office said Monday it is continuing to investigate a Sept. 6 shooting that left two girls, ages 2 and 5, with injuries not considered to be life-theatening. Police determined the girls’ sister who fired the shot was younger than 10. She had found the gun while adults were in another room, accidentally pulled the trigger and shot her sisters.

The incident was reported around 9:50 p.m. Sept. 6. inside a home in the 3000 block of Colorado Avenue on the east side.

A child picked up a gun in a home and shot himself Sept. 16, 2019, on the city’s east side, according to the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department. (Photo Provided/IMPD)
A child picked up a gun in a home and shot himself Sept. 16, 2019, on the city’s east side, according to the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department. (Photo Provided/IMPD)
A child picked up a gun in a home and shot himself Sept. 16, 2019, on the city’s east side, according to the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department. (Photo Provided/IMPD)
A child picked up a gun in a home and shot himself Sept. 16, 2019, on the city’s east side, according to the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department. (Photo Provided/IMPD)

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