Boy loses an eye in shooting

Bluffton shooting
Emergency crews at the scene of the shooting in Bluffton.

BLUFFTON, Ind. (WANE) – According to the Bluffton Police department, the teen that was shot in his head June 3 lost one of his eyes.

The teen is currently in the hospital undergoing evaluations to see if he suffered brain damage from the incident.

When first reported, the Bluffton Police Department, said the bullet did not hit any vital areas of his brain. Police said he was “lucky to be alive.”

Police said that the 13-year-old was with a group of minors at 620 1/2 South Beth Avenue in Bluffton, one of the minors had a gun that accidentally went off, hitting the 13-year-old in the head.

Police said he was speaking to medics after being shot. He as flown to a Fort Wayne hospital.

The boy that pulled the trigger was detained by police after the shooting and later he was released to his parents. The Juvenile Justice Department will look into the case to determine if any charges will be filed.

The case is still under investigation.

The Bluffton Police Department was assisted by the Wells County Sheriff’s Office, Wells County EMS, Bluffton Fire Department, Indiana State Excise and Samaritan helicopter. 

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