Juvenile Killed By 16-Year Old Friend In Lindstrom Shooting

Friday, September 30th, 2011 at 10:21 am

On Thursday night at 9:22 p.m. the Chisago County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call in Lindstrom of a juvenile male who had been shot in the neck. When officers arrived, they found a 15-year old named William Robert Showers bleeding from a single gunshot wound to the neck.

Showers was pronounced dead at the scene.

The incident is under investigation by the Chisago County Sheriff’s Office at this time. The Sheriff’s Office believes that Showers and a 16-year old friend of were playing with a .22 rifle at Showers’ residence when the 16-year old friend fatally wounded the 15-year old victim.

The 16-year old made the 911 call for help and was on scene when responding units arrived. The 16-year old has since been released to his parents.

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