It happened in Cass County’s Calvin Township on Wednesday at around 8:45 p.m. The sheriff’s department says 20-year-old Jeremy Faye checked to make sure a 22-caliber rifle was clear of ammunition, and went to set the gun down. That’s when he mistakenly pulled the trigger, shooting his 17-year-old cousin in the abdomen.
The victim was taken to the hospital and is currently listed in stable condition.
The incident remains under investigation.