EPD: Juvenile facing charges after another juvenile shot, taken to hospital

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Published: Nov. 18, 2022 at 3:20 PM CST|Updated: Nov. 18, 2022 at 7:05 PM CST
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EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WFIE) - The Evansville Police Department confirms a juvenile was shot and taken to the hospital on Friday afternoon.

Dispatch confirms that authorities responded to a run on the 1100 block of West Mill Road.

Our crew was on scene and saw someone taken out on a stretcher.

According to officials, a teenager was shot, and flown to Indianapolis for treatment. His condition is currently unknown.

That teenager was identified as Landon Heck.

After arriving on scene, police spoke with witnesses and eventually cleared the scene sometime after 4 p.m.

EPD officials say several teenagers were hanging out when one of them found a gun in a ditch. The juveniles were playing with the gun when one of them accidentally discharged it.

That juvenile is being charged with criminal recklessness and marijuana charges, according to police.