Sunday Shooting Sends Monticello Man to ICU-UpdateNovember 13th, 2008 by Joe Burgess
Around 5 p.m. Sunday, two 18 year old males were “playing with a gun”, reportedly a 38 caliber handgun, in a stairwell in the Pilgrim’s Rest apartments, located at 1032 North Cooper Street.
The gun went off, shooting one of the men in the abdominal area, causing nearby residents to call for police and an ambulance.
The 18 year oldÂ was hospitalizedÂ at Drew Memorial Hospital. in intensive care.Â Unconfirmed reports indicate that he was released on Tuesday.
The shooting has been ruled accidental, at this time, although the prosecuting attorney’s office will decide if any charges will be filed.
A minor female was also present at the scene, as a witness.
Arkansas State Police Special Rick McKelvey is overseeing the investigation.
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