Teen critical after birthday party shooting

(WISH photo/Kevin Ratermann)

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – A 13-year-old boy is fighting for his life Sunday morning after being shot in the head at an Indianapolis birthday party.

It happened around midnight Sunday in the 3400 block of Aylesford Lane, which is in a neighborhood near 38th Street and Guion Road.

IMPD officials say there was a house party with a large amount of juveniles. There was a disturbance and some juveniles were asked to leave. As they were leaving, someone outside fired shots at the house and at least one of those bullets went into the house and hit the 13-year-old.

The boy was taken to Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health in critical condition. He was still listed in critical condition as of 6 a.m. Sunday.

One woman at the scene says her teen sons were at that party.

“Oh my God I feel for her. I’m sorry her son got shot cause my son was right next to her son, so it could have been my son as well. So, my heart goes out to her, I mean really it does, I mean wow,” said Yvette Lofton.

Detectives spent a good portion of overnight Sunday talking to witnesses and putting together a suspect description.

Anyone with information is asked to call the IMPD at 317-327-3087. Those wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers of Indiana at 317-262-TIPS (8477). Callers may also text “INDYCS” plus tip information to 274627 (CRIMES).

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