Father charged in connection with fatal shooting of 9-year-old boy by another child

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

Apartment complex where the shooting occurred.

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.– An Indianapolis father has been charged in connection with an accidental shooting case where a child fatally shot another child in the face after gaining access to an unsecured gun.

P.L. Gage has been charged with two counts of neglect of a dependent resulting in death. He’s not yet in custody, police say.

The shooting was reported around 9:50 p.m. Monday in the 7100 block of Warrior Trail at the Flats Apartments on the north side. Police say Gage’s 5-year-old child got access to the gun and fatally shot a 9-year-old boy. The boy, identified as Mykah Jackson, later died from his injuries.

IMPD said the shooting appeared to be “a tragedy of [an] unsecured weapon fired by another child.”

Officers went out to the neighborhood on Tuesday to hand out free gun locks to residents.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s