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Indy teen killed by family member after being mistaken for intruder

Police call it "a tragic" case.
Posted at 4:15 AM, Oct 01, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-01 13:53:18-04

INDIANAPOLIS-- A teen is dead after police say he was shot by a family member while sneaking back into his home in the early morning hours Sunday. 

Officers were called to a home early Sunday morning for a person shot. 

When they arrived they found a teen lying inside the door of the home, suffering a gunshot wound. That teen was pronounced dead at the scene. 

A family member told police that they thought everyone who was supposed to be home at the time was already in the house and that someone was trying to break in. 

"It's a very tragic accidental shooting of a family member," IMPD Officer Jim Gillespie said.

Police say the teen was sneaking out or coming back home when he was shot by a family member.

Police are not releasing what family member was involved in the shooting.

The teen's identity has not yet been released. 

Two people were taken to IMPD headquarters for questioning. Police will work with the Marion County prosecutors office to determine if charges will be filed.