Police investigating shooting on city’s northeast side


Police continue to investigate a shooting that occurred late Wednesday and left a 16-year-old girl hospitalized.

Seymour Police Chief Bill Abbott said the girl, who lives in Seymour, was walking on Eighth Street between Park and Blish streets when she was shot in the torso.

The girl walked to Seymour Middle School at 920 N. O’Brien St., where she met an acquaintance that examined her injury and called 911. The officers responded to the school shortly after the 911 call at 9:44 p.m.

Few details were available about her condition, but Abbott said she was taken to Schneck Medical Center and then airlifted to a hospital in Indianapolis.

He said police have a suspect, but declined to offer details about the person or the weapon that was used. He confirmed the girl was hit by one round.

“That is something that I think is going to be part of the investigation, so we aren’t releasing information about the weapon or the round,” he said.

No one has been arrested, but police were working to secure a search warrant for a residence. Abbott said evidence suggests there was one shooter involved, but a motive has not been established.

“We don’t know if there was a connection between the two (the girl and the suspect) or not,” he said.

Abbott said police will continue to investigate.

This story will be updated when more information is available.

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