Teen dies in apparent accidental shooting

Posted 17 October 2014 at 12:00 am

Photo by Tom Rivers  – Police officers are parked along Salt Works Road in West Shelby this evening after a 15-year-old died from a gunshot wound in the house in the back right.

Press Release
Orleans County Sheriff Scott Hess

SHELBY – A 15-year-old boy is dead tonight, apparently from a fatal gunshot wound sustained late this afternoon.

The incident was reported to Orleans County 9-1-1 at about 5:30 p.m. Sheriff’s deputies and first responders were dispatched to a single-family home in the 5000 block of Salt Works Road. The deceased resided in that home.

The youth was pronounced dead at the scene by Orleans County Coroner Joseph Fuller. The boy was transported to the Monroe County Medical Examiner’s Office in Rochester for autopsy.

Another male youth, who is not a relative, was present at the time of the incident. The deceased boy’s father was also at home, but was in another part of the house when the incident occurred.

The incident remains under investigation by the Orleans County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies were assisted at the scene by State Troopers from the Albion barracks, the Shelby Fire Department, and Medina Fire Department Ambulance.

The Sheriff’s Office will release additional information as the investigation evolves.