Bullet goes through window and hits 14-year-old in head - Fox 2 News Headlines

Bullet goes through window and hits 14-year-old in head

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MERRILLVILLE, Ind. (Sun-Times Media Wire) -

Police are investigating a Wednesday evening shooting that left a 14-year-old northwest Indiana boy in critical condition at a hospital, the Post-Tribune is reporting.

Detective Ray Smith said Merrillville police received calls that gunshots were heard in the 7500 block of Marshall Street about 8:30 p.m.

When police arrived, they found the teen, who had been shot in the head, lying on the living room floor of his family's home. Smith said police believe the gunshot came from outside the house and went through the window.

The boy was taken to a nearby hospital and later airlifted to an Illinois hospital. He was listed in critical condition as of Thursday afternoon, Smith said.

Smith said there are no suspects and no description of cars in the area. Police are speaking to neighbors, several of whom heard the shots and contacted police.

Anyone with information should call (219) 769-3531.

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