Police: Stray bullet hits 3-year-old on Indy’s east side

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INDIANAPOLIS — A 3-year-old was hit by a stray bullet Monday on the east side of Indianapolis, according to the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department.

Just after 5:30 p.m., police were called to Sidney & Lois Eskenazi Hospital in response to a report of a walk-in person shot.

Officers arrived to find a 3-year-old in stable condition with a gunshot wound. IMPD says the child was treated for non-life-threatening injuries and released.

Further investigation revealed the 3-year-old was at a residence in the 7500 block of East 34th Street when the shooting happened. Detectives believe this was a result of a stray bullet fired from a firearm in the area.  

An investigation into the shooting is ongoing.

Anyone with information about this incident should call Detective Aaron Ramos at the IMPD Aggravated Assault Detective Office at 317-327-3475 or e-mail him at Aaron.Ramos@indy.gov

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