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Police Investigate Teenage Shooting

Last updated on Tuesday, October 20, 2009

(SULPHUR, IN) - Indiana State Police were called yesterday morning to investigate the shooting of a 16-year-old Crawford County boy.

Preliminary investigation reveals that at around 7:35AM a 16-year-old boy, from Crawford County was walking into the woods near the intersection of Camp Jerry Road and House Road, which is near Sulphur in Crawford County to go hunting when he was shot in the left shoulder.

After the shooting a friend of the boy took him to the Harrison County Hospital where the boy was treated and released.

Investigators were at first looking for the occupants of a white, two door Chevrolet Cavalier with no hub caps and damage to the front and right front.

Following a day-long investigation, Detective Gardner said "we have been able to determine that the 16 year old boy was walking into the woods with a rifle when he accidentally shot himself in the shoulder. The original information about the Chevrolet Cavalier was a made up story by the boy."

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