Shelburn teen killed by gunfire at Carlisle altercation

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Jun. 10—CARLISLE — A Shelburn teenager has died of a gunshot wound following an overnight incident in Sullivan County.

Police said Mezmariah L. Wilson, 15, was taken from the scene to Sullivan County Community Hospital, then airlifted to an Indianapolis hospital where she died of injuries from a gunshot wound to the upper body.

Indiana State Police said a 911 call about midnight reported multiple gunshots fired at the intersection of Lewis and Ledgerwood in Carlisle.

The preliminary investigation shows a large gathering of two separate groups at the intersection of Lewis and Ledgerwood, where it was believed that an altercation was going to occur. Police said an individual pulled out a handgun and fired multiple shots in the direction of the opposing group, resulting in Wilson being struck by gunfire.

Upon police arrival to the scene, they located Wilson and immediately rendered medical aid.

ISP is continuing the criminal investigation, and said the shooting is an isolated incident and that there is no threat to the public.

ISP Sgt. Matt Ames said no arrest had been made as of 8 a.m.

Assisting agencies are Sullivan County Sheriff's Department, Knox County Sheriff's Department, Sullivan City Police Department and Southwest School Corporation Police Department.