15-year-old Mitchell girl shot in head in “negligent” discharge

Published: Aug. 30, 2021 at 4:01 PM CDT
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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (Dakota News Now) - Mitchell Police say a 15-year-old girl was accidentally shot in the head on Sunday.

Mitchell Police responded to the 200 block of North Duff Avenue after a reported shooting Sunday afternoon. Responding officers found a 15-year-old girl with a gunshot wound to the head.

Police say the gunshot was the result of a negligent firearm discharge by another juvenile.

During the investigation, it was discovered that the weapon involved in this incident was stolen in a vehicle burglary earlier in the night.

Any charges filed in this investigation will be handled in the juvenile court system.

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