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Monday, June 11, 2018 9:57 am

14-year-old held after 5 young people hurt in party shooting

Associated Press


LAWRENCE, Ind. – Police say a 14-year-old boy has been arrested after five young people were injured in a shooting at a teenager's birthday party in suburban Indianapolis.

The shooting happened Saturday night at the clubhouse of the Lawrence Lions Club.

Police in Lawrence responded following a fight between two people at the party escalated into a fight between two groups where several shots were fired. Police arrested a 14-year-old boy and were working to determine whether anyone else fired shots.

Police initially reported four young people ages 13 and 14 were hurt, but later determined a fifth was taken to a hospital by family members. Police say one is in critical condition after being shot in the head. The other four had non-life threatening injuries to the hands, legs or body.