McCordsville shooting under investigation

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McCORDSVILLE — The death of a teenage girl is under investigation by McCordsville Police Department after a shooting.

Police did not release the name of the girl. Emergency crews responded to a 911 call about 1:30 p.m. Feb. 9, and first-responders to the home in the 5500 block of Vistaview Trail found a 13-year-old girl unresponsive with a gunshot wound to the head, according to a police report. The home is in the Emerald Springs subdivision off Mt. Comfort Road (County Road 600 West).

The person who called 911 told the operator the girl had accidentally shot herself, the report said.

Aaron Watts, McCordsville Police Department detective, said investigators consider the shooting an open investigation, but he would not say if it was criminal or accidental.

“At this point, this is just a tragedy,” Watts said. “That’s the best way I can describe it.”

Investigators also wouldn’t say whether the girl was alone in the room when the shooting happened, what kind of gun was involved or if she lived at that address.

“That part is still under investigation as far as how the shooting took place,” Watts said. Investigators returned to the home on Feb. 11 to gather more evidence.

Watts was not one of the first-responders on the scene but came later to help interview people who were there at the time of the shooting, he said. He could not say how long the investigation might take. A deputy coroner from Hamilton County, Lee Gregory, is also participating in the investigation. He declined to comment.