Shooting Incident

By: News Release
Jan 27th, 2018

On January 25, 2018, at just after 8:00 pm, the Grant County Communications Center received a 911 call from a 13 year old male child stating another child had been shot at the residence. Upon arrival, it was found that a 13 and 8 year old male were home alone. The 13 year old child had learned the combination to the safe, and removed a Marlin .22 rifle from it. In the process, the rifle was loaded and unloaded multiple times. At one point, the rifle was discharged, believing it to be unloaded. Unfortunately, there was still one round in the chamber of the rifle, and the rifle discharged. The round struck the 8 year old just below the left nostril. The 8 year old was conscious and alert at the time of EMS arrival and was transported to Southwest Health Center in Platteville, then later flown to the University of Iowa Hospital in Iowa City by Air Care. Assisting the Sheriff's Office on this incident was Livingston First Responders, Livingston Fire, Montfort EMS, Southwest Health EMS, and the Iowa County Sheriff's Office.