Shooting of 10-year-old Elko Boy Ruled an Accident
ELKO, Nevada (KLIX)-Elko authorities have ruled a shooting of a 10-year-old boy last week was a tragic accident.
According to the Elko Police Department, officers responded to a call on November 18, at just before 5 p.m. to a report of a child that was bleeding and unresponsive. When officers arrived they found a 10-year-old boy with a gunshot wound to the chest. Paramedics also responded, but the child was already dead. Police determined that the 10-year-old had been shot by a 12-year-old boy.
On Friday, November 20, Elko Police announced after talking with the Elko County District Attorney's Office the shooting was an accident and would not file charges.