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Police: Child dead after accidental shooting

UPDATE: Police have confirmed that the child died at Riley Hospital. The Marion County Coroner has identified the child shot and killed as Billy Ray Mack II, 6.

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — A child is in critical condition after an accidental shooting occurred in Indianapolis’ far eastside Sunday, police say.

Around 1 p.m. Sunday, officers with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department were called on reports of a person shot in the 10000 block of John Jay Drive off East 38th Street.

Upon arrival, officers discovered a child with injuries consistent with a gunshot wound. The child was taken to a local hospital where they were reported to be in critical condition.

Investigators say they believe the incident to be accidental. No other information has been provided at this time.