IMPD responds to fatal accidental shooting on west side of Indianapolis

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - Indianapolis Metropolitan police are investigating a fatal shooting on the west side of Indianapolis that police are calling accidental.

Officers were called to the 2300 block of Raceway Road on the west side around 7:15 p.m. Sunday. Police say there was a party or gathering at the residence.

Officers arrived to find a 24-year-old woman who'd been shot. She succumbed to her injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. The circumstances surrounding the shooting remain under investigation.

"We’re trying to figure out exactly where the gun came from, who’s involved, who owned the gun. All of those items and all of those pieces of information will come to surface through the investigation," said Officer Aaron Hamer with IMPD.

Police said officers were called to the home in response to disturbances before the shooting occurred.

Police believe a 17-year-old shot and killed the woman on accident. The case remains under investigation and the Marion County Prosecutor's Office will decide if the teen will face charges.

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