Police Investigate Shooting Of Teen At Indianapolis Hotel

(INDIANAPOLIS) — Indianapolis police were investigating after a 16-year-old girl was fatally shot inside a downtown hotel.

Police were called early Saturday to the JW Marriot on the report of a person shot. Officers found the girl suffering from at least one gunshot wound.

Marion County Chief Deputy Coroner Alfie McGinty says 16-year-old Karla Vasquez was killed.

A 17-year-old boy has been arrested and held on preliminary charges of reckless homicide in connection with the shooting. His identity hasn’t been released.

Family and friends told WISH-TV that Vasquez was attending a 21st birthday celebration at the hotel.