UPDATE: FRIDAY 12/13/2019 1:34 p.m.
MENASHA, Wis. (WFRV) – Menasha Police say the victim and shooter, believed to be relatives, are both in custody after an accidental shooting investigation.
Officers say the shooter was a 16-year-old boy. He is being held in secure detention on charges of recklessly endangering safety, damage to property, and resisting/obstructing an officer.
Police also say the 21-year-old victim was released from the hospital and sent to jail on a probation hold. Following an executed search warrant at the victim’s home evidence of the shooting, four firearms, and more than one pound of marijuana were seized.
Authorities say additional charges may be forthcoming as the investigation develops. Any information about this incident can be relayed to the Menasha Police Department at (920) 967-3500.
Menasha police investigating accidental shooting of 21-year-old man
ORIGINAL STORY: THURSDAY 12/12/2019 8:59 p.m.
MENASHA, Wis. (WFRV) — The Menasha Police Department is investigating the accidental shooting of a 21-year-old man from Thursday.
Police say initial reports indicated the shooting took place near a park, but they now believe the incident occurred at a home in Menasha.
The 21-year-old Menasha man sustained non-life threatening injuries and is being treated at a local hospital.
Officials say they are talking to the people they believe were involved, and they believe no one in the public is in any danger.
Menasha police are investigating more on how and where the shooting took place. They also say there are reports of misinformation on social media about the shooting.
Anyone with any information on the investigation should contact the Menasha Police Department at (920) 967-3500.