BATTLE CREEK, Mich. (WOOD) — A 17-year-old was found by police with a gunshot wound to his shoulder.
The Battle Creek Police Department responded to the area of Walter Avenue and Hanover Street in Battle Creek for a reported shooting on Thursday just before 2 a.m.
When officers found the teen, he was alert and conscious.
After searching the area, police discovered a shell casing to the west of the intersection at Walter Avenue. They also found blood and a gun on the ground.
The victim was not cooperative with authorities and it’s possible the shooting was accidental, according to police.
The incident remains under investigation.