Teenage boy accidentally shot in stomach in Goshen

(Photo supplied/Elkhart Truth)

A 15-year-old boy is recovering after he was shot while he and another person were handling a gun.

Officers with the Goshen Police Department were called to the 2200 block of Edward Drive around 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 13, on the report of a shooting, according to 95.3 MNC’s reporting partners at ABC 57.

On arrival, police found the teenager with a bullet wound to his abdomen.

He was airlifted to Memorial Hospital in South Bend for treatment.

The victim and another teenager were handling the gun when it accidentally fired, ABC 57 reported.

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1 comment

More common sense May 15, 2017 at 10:25 am

Oh come on now, guns don’t accidentally fire…ever. Like any machine they may malfunction but they don’t do that sitting in the gun rack. Or are you implying that the gun accidentally loaded itself, accidentally pointed at the teen and then just accidentally went kaboom?

What did happen is that two teens were ‘playing’ with a weapon and didn’t follow the basic rules of gun safety.

Treat all weapons as if they are loaded. Never point a weapon at anything but a known target. Keep your finger off the trigger until you are ready to fire. And get some training and be safe out there.

The outcome could have been the same if they were playing with a car, lawnmower, hammer, hatchet, pocket knife or most anything.


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