Wednesday shooting on Haven Dr. ruled accidental, juvenile suspect facing weapons violation charges


Evansville Police investigators have determined the Wednesday afternoon shooting on Haven Dr was the result of a 16 year old handling a handgun in an unsafe manner. As a result, another 16 year old suffered non-life threatening injuries to his leg. The two are friends and there was no indication they had any type of dispute prior to the incident.
After speaking with the suspect and the victim, investigators determined there was no criminal intent to shoot anyone.
The suspect and a handgun was located shortly after the shooting. The suspect was placed at the Youth Care Center for Criminal Recklessness with a Firearm and Possession of a Firearm by a Child.