Ind. teen pleads not guilty in canal shooting

March 26, 2012 - 11:05 AM

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A teenager charged with shooting five other teens along the canal in downtown Indianapolis has pleaded not guilty to charges of attempted murder and illegally carrying a gun.

The 16-year-old entered his plea Monday morning during a Marion County court hearing. The teen is being charged as an adult and will be represented by a public defender.

His bond is set at $500,000. The Indianapolis Star (http://indy.st/GRLm5C ) reports the teen quietly answered routine questions from the judge and that his relatives at the hearing declined to comment afterward.

The teen is charged with firing on the group after dark March 17. One of the victims said in the probable cause affidavit that the boy had been threatening and harassing him on Facebook before the shooting.

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Information from: The Indianapolis Star, http://www.indystar.com