INDIANAPOLIS — Indianapolis police are investigating after a child was shot on the city’s west side, likely in an accidental, self-inflicted incident.
Indianapolis Metro Police Department officers were called around 5:20 p.m. to the 4000 block of Breton Street, a residential area near the intersection of W. 30th Street and Lafayette Road on the city’s west side, for a person shot.
Upon arrival, IMPD said officers found an 8-year-old boy that was suffering from a gunshot wound.
The child, police said, was taken to Riley Hospital and was awake and breathing when officers arrived. As of 6:10 p.m., the child is reported to be in stable condition.
“Preliminarily this incident was reported as accidental and self-inflicted,” IMPD said.
Aggravated assault detectives with IMPD are responding to the Breton Street address to investigate.
No other information was immediately provided.
This is the second juvenile shot in Indianapolis today. A 13-year-old is in critical condition after being shot on Indy’s near east side Friday afternoon.