Child shot in arm on east side

INDIANAPOLIS - IMPD has confirmed that a person shot near 38th Street and Post Road was a child.

Lt. Christopher Bailey said that police responded to a report of a shooting on the 3600 block of Biscayne Road on Indy's east side.

Bailey said the child, who was shot in the arm, was awake and breathing and believed to be in good condition. One of the first responders to the scene was able to provide care using a trauma kit recently provided to some IMPD officers by donations from The Father's House church and the Indianapolis Fraternal Order of Police.

Police said they believed the child was struck in a drive-by shooting. 

In the police report that was released Sunday, IMPD said a girl told officers that she and her two brothers (one of whom was the shooting victim) were walking into their home in the area when she heard a gunshot. She said she saw one of her brothers had been shot in the forearm.

The girl told officers they ran around the corner to a neighbor's home to call police. She later told officers all she heard was the gunshot, and that she hadn't been able to get a good glimpse of the car that drove away after it took off from her street.

Another witness involved said he thought the vehicle was a black Jeep, police said.

More details about the shooting were not immediately available.

This is an ongoing investigation. RTV6 and theINDYchannel.com will have updates as the case progresses.

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