Detectives yet to determine if deadly shooting was an accident

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department is investigating a deadly shooting that witnesses are calling an accident.

The shooting happened on the 3300 block of Wallace Avenue inside a house. According to witnesses, a 16-year-old boy shot himself in the head with a gun. Crews rushed him to the hospital in critical condition.

IMPD and the crime lab processed the scene, while people inside the home were questioned. Detectives took one teen downtown for further questioning.

“We have to vet the credibility of those stories,” said IMPD Sgt. Kendale Adams.

A man who identified himself as the victim’s grandfather, told 24-Hour News 8, he doesn’t know what happened inside the home.

IMPD has yet to release the victim’s name.

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