IMPD: 3-year-old child victim of car shooting

Child is in good condition

INDIANAPOLIS - Officers with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department said a woman told 911 dispatchers she accidentally shot a child, but it turned out the child had not been shot and was in good condition.

IMPD was sent to the 2000 block of Adina Boulevard after a call that someone had been shot just before 3:30 p.m. Saturday afternoon, police said.

Officers arrived and quickly determined that a 3-year-old child had not been shot.

The child's mother accused Andrea Drake, 26, of Indianapolis, of shooting her child.

The mother believed her child was shot due to some bleeding on his head, a police report said.

The victim was slightly injured, likely from a graze wound or flying glass, a media release said.

The release said the victim was believed to have been seated in a car that was being fired upon.

The victim did not require transportation to a hospital for treatment, but was examined by Emergency Medical Service personnel, police said.

The injuries were not believed to be life-threatening and the victim is in good condition, the release said.

Drake was arrested on a preliminary charge of felony criminal recklessness and is being held on $15,000 bond.

Detectives also recovered the weapon and no other injuries were reported as a result of the incident.

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