Man shot in mouth on city's west side

Victim awake, breathing after shooting

INDIANAPOLIS - Authorities were investigating after a teenager was shot in the mouth on the city’s west side Tuesday night.

The shooting happened in the 1200 block of North Centennial Street around 11:30 p.m.

Police said the 18-year-old male was shot in the mouth and the bullet went through the back of his head.

Officials said the victim was awake and breathing after the shooting and was taken to Eskenazi Health.

Police said their investigation into what happened was ongoing. Authorities later said the gunshot could have been self-inflicted.

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