12-year-old boy dies after hit by gunshot from outside home


INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A 12-year-old Indianapolis boy has died after being shot in the head by a gunshot fired into his grandparents’ home, family members said.

Dayshawn Bills died around 5 p.m. at Riley Children’s Hospital, they said. He had been on life support and had been declared brain dead following the shooting.

The 7th grader was shot around 3:30 a.m. at the home on the city’s northeast side. He was playing video games with family members at the time.

Mayor Joe Hogsett condemned the shooting at a news conference later that morning.

“This cannot be the lived experience of families in our city — anywhere in our city,” Hogsett said.

No arrests have been made. Hogsett and police encouraged anyone with information on the shooting to share it with investigators.


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