Child picks up loaded gun, shoots self

(WISH Photo/Brett Bensley)
(WISH Photo/Brett Bensley)

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — A 6-year-old girl was injured Friday after finding and shooting a gun at her dad’s friend’s apartment, officials with Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department said.

The dad and friend were in the front of the apartment when the child went into the back of the apartment. She found the loaded gun, picked it up and shot herself in the arm, IMPD officials said.

After the shooting, which happened in the 9700 block of Willowtree Lane, the father took the girl a little farther east to a fire station on 30th Street.

The child was taken to Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health.

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