The Fairmont Police Department is continuing to investigate a report of a shooting involving an 11-year-old boy.
Police were called to the scene on the city's West Side on the night of April 9. Fairmont Police Chief Kelley Moran said the boy was flown by medical helicopter to Ruby Memorial Hospital and remains in critical condition.
In a news release issued Thursday, April 17, Lt. Steve Shine said information that police have obtained so far indicates that the shooting was unintentional and resulted in the accidental discharge of a firearm. Shine indicated that releasing additional details at this time will distress the family who is involved while they care for their child.
"Public justice will not be served by the release of any additional information at this time. Due to the circumstances of this incident, and out of respect for the grieving family, we have intentionally withheld details of this unfortunate accident until our investigation is concluded," said Lt. Shine in the news release.
Fairmont Police will provide additional updates as the victim's medical status improves.
Fairmont Police were called to the scene of a shooting on the city's West Side Wednesday night.
Fairmont Police Chief Kelley Moran said the department is investigating a shooting in which an 11-year-old boy was involved. He has been flown to Ruby Memorial Hospital and is in critical condition.
Police are not releasing the name and address of the victim due to the sensitive nature of the investigation.
No further details are being released at this time.
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