4-year-old accidentally shoots self, mother at residence in Indianapolis


INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Authorities are investigating a shooting on the north side that sent two to the hospital Sunday morning.

Preliminary investigations have determined that the child accidentally shot herself and her mother when she grabbed a gun from the nightstand and shot herself in the cheek. The bullet then hit her sleeping mother in the back of the head.

The shooting occurred in the 1600 block of East 44th Street just before 8:30 a.m.

The 4-year-old child was transported to Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health to treat her wounds and is currently in stable condition. The mother is currently undergoing surgery at IU Health Methodist Hospital.

Other children were at the residence at the time but were not harmed.

Detectives are investigating to determine what led up to the shooting.

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