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Vigo Sheriff Investigates Accidental Shooting Death

Vigo County Sheriff Car 
file photo courtesy sheriffs department
Vigo County Sheriff Car file photo courtesy sheriffs department

The Vigo County Sheriffs Department is investigating what appears to be an accidental shooting death. 

It happened around 10:30 Saturday night. 

Deputies were called to the Raintree Apartments at 8701 N. Raintree Court. 

That is just northeast of the intersection of New and Old US 41 in northern VigoCounty. 

 The person that lives at the apartment told deputies that he and his friend had been drinking and had been playing with and firing a handgun outside the apartment.

The tenant said that both men went inside and that is when the victim accidentally shot himself.

The victim was airlifted to MethodistHospital in Indianapolis where he was pronounced dead on arrival.

An autopsy will be performed later this week. 

The name of the victim and the person who lives at the apartment have not been released and no arrests have been made. 

Police are continuing their investigation.