INDIANAPOLIS (WXIN) -- Police say a 15-year-old boy died in an accidental, self-inflicted shooting on the north side of Indianapolis early Friday morning.
The incident happened shortly after 2 a.m. in the parking lot of an apartment complex. Detectives say three juveniles were inside a vehicle when the victim accidentally shot himself.
The victim was identified as Khalil Bankhead. He was a student at North Central High School.
“Regardless of the circumstances, we have 3 juveniles at 2 in the morning with no parent around and that's troublesome,” said IMPD Major Harold Turner.
Police said it didn't appear any of the teens lived at the apartment complex. They're working to find out if the apartment complex has surveillance cameras. Officials with IMPD hopes the story serves as a lesson about the importance of gun safety. Central Indiana has seen similar tragedies in recent years.