Shooting that Left Teen Injured May Have Been Accidental

Posted at 5:17 AM, Jun 19, 2014
and last updated 2014-06-19 07:14:24-04

battle creek police genericBATTLE CREEK, Mich. (June 19, 2014) — A teenager was shot in the shoulder overnight, and police in Battle Creek believe the incident may have been an accident.

The teen, 17, was shot just before 2 a.m. on June 19 near Walter Avenue and Hanover Street. Officers found the teenager alert and conscious with a gunshot wound to his left shoulder. They also found a shell casing, blood, and a gun several feet away.

Police say the victim was not being cooperative, and, at last check, the incident remains under investigation.