MCCORDSVILLE — A 16-year-old is recovering at a local hospital after having been shot in the back late Saturday at a home in a McCordsville neighborhood.
Few details have been released about what led to the incident, with local police assuring neighbors the investigation is ongoing.
Detectives are still working to identify the shooter, and no arrests had been made as of press time Monday, said McCordville Police Depmartment Maj. Paul Casey.
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The victim was listed in serious but stable condition Monday morning, he added. His name and connection to the McCordsville family living at the home where the incident occurred are being withheld to protect the ongoing investigation, he said.
The shooting happened at about 11 p.m. in the 6700 block of Odessa Way, in the heart of McCordsville’s Austin Trace subdivision.
A bullet struck the teen boy in the back, but police have declined to say whether he was inside the house or outside when it happened. The woman who lives in the home declined to comment on the incident when reached by the Daily Reporter on Monday.
Police officers including detectives and crime scene investigators from at least three county law enforcement agencies came to the scene. They used their squad cars to block Odessa Way near the intersection with Laredo Drive.
They roped off the home with caution tape and spent hours searching the place and interviewing witnesses.
Police dogs reportedly searched the area as well. The Hancock County Emergency Operations Center posted a warning on its Facebook page, telling homeowners in Austin Trace to stay inside their homes while investigators combed the area.
Investigators were on scene until about 3 a.m. Sunday.
The teen who was injured was taken to an undisclosed Indianapolis hospital. He was still recovering there Monday, officials said.
No other details have been released, including information about what led to the incident.
When the Daily Reporter knocked at the home where the incident occurred, a woman inside declined to comment for this story.
Joseph Robertson, who lives across the street, said he didn’t hear a gunshot Saturday night, but the commotion that followed drew his family members outside. They watched from the front porch as the scene unfolded, though he learned little about what had occurred.
Eventually, he headed to bed, and a knock came at the door Sunday morning.
His neighbor had come to tell him a bit about what happened at her home the night before, and she sounded apologetic about the ruckus that disrupted the quiet subdivision, he said.
Officers and witnesses alike have been tight-lipped, saying they won’t confirm anything until the investigation has been completed.