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Teen Hospitalized After Accidental Shooting
Friday Feb 02, 2018 3:17am
Garrett, IN

By: Sheila McCrea

An 18-year-old was hospitalized after being shot in the arm and abdomen in what police believe was an accident.

Officers with the Garrett Police Department were dispatched to a home in the 300 block of South Lee Street at 8:43 p.m. Wednesday. Upon arrival, an 18-year-old male victim was found with gun wounds.

The officers provided first aid until medical personnel arrived on the scene. The male victim was taken to a Fort Wayne hospital in stable condition.

After an investigation and interviewing witnesses, as well as talking with the victim at the hospital, police determined the shooting was accidental. Reports indicate that the incident could have been avoided if the 9mm handgun had been handled safely.

Police have not released the name of the victim, only that he was an 18-year-old male from Garrett.

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