Police investigate shooting of teen at Indianapolis hotel


INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indianapolis police were investigating after a 16-year-old girl was fatally shot inside a downtown hotel.

Police were called early Saturday to the JW Marriot on the report of a person shot. Officers found the girl suffering from at least one gunshot wound.

Marion County Chief Deputy Coroner Alfie McGinty says 16-year-old Karla Vasquez was killed.

A 17-year-old boy has been arrested and held on preliminary charges of reckless homicide in connection with the shooting. His identity hasn’t been released.

Family and friends told that Vasquez was attending a 21st birthday celebration at the hotel.


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