Emergency Response

Middle River teen dies after being shot with pellet gun

AmbulancePolice in Baltimore County continue to investigate the circumstances surrounding a shooting that involved a 15-year-old boy on Dogwood Drive in Middle River on Thursday night.

The boy later died from his injuries.

Police were called to Dogwood Drive (21220) for a report of a person who had suffered a gunshot wound.

EMS began life-saving procedures after finding the boy in the rear yard of the home in cardiac arrest, and continued life-saving procedures while he was taken to Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center where he was later pronounced dead.

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This incident is currently being investigated as an accidental injury death.

Police believe the teen was struck in the chest by a round or fragment of a round from a pellet rifle as he and a friend were shooting targets in the yard.

An investigating is ongoing at this hour.

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