Two injured in unintentional firearm discharge
Two teens were injured Sunday morning when a firearm discharged at a truck stop on Highway 97 in Madras.
According to a media release from the Madras Police Department, law enforcement responded to the Madras Truck Stop at about 9 a.m. Sunday, June 6 on a report that two individuals at that location had been shot.
Prior to arrival, it was learned the 19-year-old male had left the scene and obtained a ride to St. Charles Madras. The 19-year-old female stayed on scene and was later transported by ambulance to the same hospital.
During the investigation, it was learned that a group of friends had come into the truck stop to have breakfast. One of the men in this group had an unsecured firearm in his sweatshirt pocket. While at the table, there was an unintentional discharge of the firearm, and one round was fired. This round injured the male's hand and leg but also the lower leg of the female sitting next to him. Both had non-life-threatening injuries.
Although this appears to be an unintentional discharge, this incident is being investigated and results of the investigation will be forwarded to the Jefferson County District Attorney's Office.
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