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Juvenile in critical condition, 15-year-old arrested in shooting on Indy's near east side

The shooting happened Thursday around 1:40 p.m. near East 19th and North Rural streets.

INDIANAPOLIS — A juvenile was in critical condition after being shot behind a gas station on the near east side of Indianapolis Thursday afternoon. 

Detectives with the Indiana Crime Guns Task Force were working a separate investigation when they saw two teenagers walk up to a car near East 19th and North Rural streets and fire a shot.

Police were able to arrest a 15-year-old and 16-year-old suspect minutes later. The 15-year-old was arrested for attempted murder and aggravated battery. The 16-year-old was released to his parents pending further investigation.

The juvenile who had been shot inside the car was taken to Eskenazi Hospital in critical condition.

There was a toddler in the back of the car at the time of the shooting. The child was not injured and went with the Department of Child Services.

Police have not shared the victim's identity or information on a motive at this time.

Anyone with information about the shooting should contact Gregory Taylor at the IMPD Homicide Office at 317-327-3475 or e-mail him at Gregory.taylor2@indy.gov. People can also call Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana at 317-262-8477.

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