UPDATE: Twelve-year-old Day’shawn Bills died around 5 p.m. on Friday, said his family. He had been on life support, after being shot while playing video games at his grandmother’s house early Thursday morning.
INDIANAPOLIS — A 12-year-old boy was shot early Thursday morning on the northeast side of Indianapolis
Indianapolis Metro Police say they go the call about shots fired at around 3:30 a.m. on Leland Ave, just north of 34th St near Emerson Ave.
The child was taken to a hospital in critical condition.
According to investigators, the boy was inside a home when shots were fired outside the house. A bullet got inside and injured the boy. Police are trying to find the person who pulled the trigger.
“A 12-year-old just hanging out with family ends up getting shot, and it’s highly unlikely that the 12-year-old was the target,” said IMPD Chief Randal Taylor. “But if we’re at the point where people can fire weapons into homes not caring, not even thinking what the consequences can be, then we have a problem.”
At a press conference Thursday morning both Indy Mayor Joe Hogsett and Taylor said a different approach needs to be taken when it comes to putting a stop to gun violence in the city.
If you have any information, call Crimestoppers or Indianapolis Metro Police with any tips.