A Kodiak teenage boy is reported to be in critical condition after sustaining a shotgun wound Sunday night at a home on Woody Way Loop, and Police Chief T.C. Kamai says another teen is in custody, charged with first-degree assault.
The 16-year-old victim was visiting in the home of the 15-year-old boy when the shooting occurred.
“Well at about 8:47 last night, officers were called to a residence on Woody Way Loop for a report that a 16-year-old boy had been accidentally shot by another boy,” Kamai said.
“When police arrived, they found a 16-year-old male victim who sustained the gunshot wound. He was transported to Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center in critical condition.”
Monday morning Kamai said it’s his understanding the injured boy had been transported to Anchorage for additional care.
The chief said department detectives are now on the case.
“Detectives were called in and they began their investigation,” he said. “We’ve recovered the firearm that was involved in the shooting.”
Chief Kamai said there may be additional charges brought against the 15-year-old later. He was taken into custody without incident and is lodged at Kodiak Jail. Because he is a juvenile, the Kamai would not release his identity.
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