Gunplay Leads to 14 Year Old Girl Being Shot in Mouth

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(Oakland County Sheriff’s Dept, June 23, 2015)

INCIDENT: 01:29 hrs– June 21, 2015 – City of Pontiac – Shooting / #15-96129

SUMMARY:  Deputies were dispatched to the area of Barkell Street and Tennyson for a female juvenile that had suffered a gunshot wound to the mouth.  Deputies were able to locate the victim who had a towel covering her mouth.  Deputies located the victim who led them to the actual location of the shooting. Deputies were directed to the 600 block of E. Tennyson Ave. lisa schmidt lawDeputies entered the residence and discovered two additional juvenile witnesses. According to the first witness, who lives at the location, he had invited few friends over to “hang out”.  The witness indicated that his mother was out of town and his older sister was sleeping during the incident.  The witness stated that a juvenile friend  was in possession of an older model revolver type handgun. The witness stated that the this juvenile suspect was playing with the gun and had pulled the hammer back, thinking the weapon was empty. The witness states the suspect pulled the trigger and as result, it struck the victim in the face.  He fled the home with the gun.

OUTCOME OF INCIDENT:  Paramedics from STAR EMS arrived at the scene, and transported the victim to McLaren Hospital – Oakland and subsequently transferred to Royal Oak Beaumont for treatment. The victim suffered from a single gunshot wound to the mouth. gardenfreshADDeputies processed the scene and the witnesses were transported to the Pontiac Substation for further interviews. OCSO detectives arrived to the complete interviews and to follow-up with the victim’s injuries. The suspect is still being sought by detectives at this time.

VICTIM INFORMATION:  14 year old female; resident of the City of Pontiac.

SUSPECT INFORMATION:  15 year old male; resident of the City of Pontiac.

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