Niles police have released additional details on the shooting that left an an 11-year-old girl wounded at a home on North Chestnut Avenue Friday night.

Police tell 21 News the shooting of the girl happened at a house party and is believed to be accidental.

Police say that underage drinking as well as "lack of supervision and general negligence" and the presence of the firearm are what led to the incident.

Two 14-year-old suspects have been arrested in connection to the shooting Friday night. Police say a firearm was recovered from the scene. One of the juveniles arrested brought the weapon to the party according to police.

Police tell 21 News that the female victim is currently in stable condition.

A male juvenile suspect is facing charges of carrying concealed weapons, receiving stolen property, tampering with evidence, and underage consumption of alcohol.

A female juvenile suspect was also arrested and is facing charges of negligent assault with a firearm and underage consumption of alcohol.

Additionally, 37-year-old Tawny Stewart is facing charges of contributing to the delinquency of minors and providing alcohol to minors.


The shooting remains under investigation. Police say additional charges could be filed in the future, but no new charges have been filed at this time.