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UPDATE: Teen arrested in shooting at downtown hotel, victim identified

Officers found the young woman with gunshot wounds in a room on the 20th floor.

INDIANAPOLIS — A teenager has been arrested in the shooting death of a 16-year-old girl at a downtown hotel. 

IMPD said the shooting happened around 1 a.m. at the JW Marriott, 10 South West Street.

An IMPD spokesperson told 13News officers found the young woman with gunshot wounds in a room on the 20th floor. She was pronounced dead at the scene. The girl was later identified as 16-year-old Karla Vasquez. 

13News does not publish names of juvenile suspects unless they are charged as adults with a crime.

Detectives gathered evidence overnight which lead to the arrest of the teen on preliminary charges of reckless homicide.  The Marion County Prosecutor's Office will review the case and determine a final charging decision.

Police are investigating whether a fight happened before the shooting.

Anyone with information about the incident should call the IMPD Homicide Office at (317) 327.3475 or Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana at (317) 262.8477 or (TIPS).