A shooting incident at a rural residence involving three juveniles has Faribault County authorities looking for answers.
“No alcohol was involved and we’re still waiting to verify the proper owner of the gun. That’s why it’s still under investigation,” says Chief Deputy Scott Adams.
A press release posted on the Sheriff’s Office website is listed as “negligent discharge of a firearm.”
On June 16 around 11 p.m. authorities responded to a discharge of a firearm at 45167 70th St. in Emerald Township.
A 16-year-old juvenile male of Blue Earth was reportedly struck by one bullet in the leg, according to the news release.
Authorities say two other juvenile males, ages 16 and 17 and from Blue Earth, were present at the time.
The injured juvenile was transported from the scene by Blue Earth Ambulance to United Hospital District. He was later airlifted to the Mayor Clinic facility in Mankato.
Assisting county authorities were the Frost and Blue Earth ambulance crews.