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Juvenile accidentally fired gun that killed 35-year-old woman on Indy's south side, according to IMPD

The shooting happened May 26 in the 3200 block of Laurel Street, near the intersection of Shelby Street and East Troy Avenue, around 3 a.m.

INDIANAPOLIS — A woman is dead following an early morning shooting on Indianapolis' south side.

IMPD officers responded to the 3200 block of Laurel Street, near the intersection of Shelby Street and East Troy Avenue, May 26 around 3:15 a.m. on a report of a person shot.

Officers located a woman inside the home who had been shot. Medics pronounced her dead at the scene.

The Marion County Coroner's Office identified the deceased as 35-year-old Kendra Berry.

Detectives responded to begin an investigation. IMPD said a death investigation — not a homicide investigation — is currently underway.

Monday afternoon, an IMPD spokesperson shared an update and said one of the juveniles in the home accidentally shot the gun that killed Berry.

Police said there was no sign of forced entry and that multiple children were inside the home at the time of the shooting.

Detectives are confident there is no threat the community, according to an IMPD spokesman, who said there were no other signs of foul play at the scene.

An IMPD chaplain and IMPD Victim’s Assistance Unit are providing support for the family.

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