Gunfire from outside hits young boy asleep in east side apartment building

Crime in Indianapolis

INDIANAPOLIS — Indianapolis Metropolitan Police are investigating the shooting of a 10-year-old boy who was asleep in bed when he was hit by gunfire from outside an eastside apartment complex.

It happened in the 3500 block of N. Mitthoefer Rd., where investigating officers determined that multiple shots were fired from outside an apartment building in the complex. At least one bullet struck the boy, who was transported to an area hospital in what authorities say is stable condition. Police have not yet determined if the apartment was intentionally targeted.

“We do not know if the shooter is linked to the victims or if this was just a random act of violence,” said IMPD Night Watch Captain Mike Leepper. 

There is no information given regarding a suspect. Anyone with information is asked to contact IMPD.

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