IMPD: Girl, 6, shoots self in arm on city's east side

INDIANAPOLIS - Police said a 6-year-old child shot herself in the arm on the city’s east side Friday evening.

The incident happened at an apartment near East 30th Street and North Mitthoeffer Road just after 5 p.m., officers with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department said.

Police said the girl wandered away from adults in the apartment and entered a room with a loaded gun.

The girl picked up a gun, started to play with it and pulled the trigger, IMPD said.

The girl was shot in the arm but her injuries were not believed to be life-threatening, officials said.

An adult took her to a fire station on East 30th Street and she was then taken to a hospital.

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