Teen dies from apparent accidental gunshot wound in Loveland – The Denver Post

Medics pronounced a teenage boy dead Wednesday morning after he was found unconscious in an apartment in central Loveland. Police officials said they believe he accidentally shot himself in the leg.

Loveland Police Department Assistant Chief Laurie Scott wrote in an email to the Reporter-Herald that the department received a call regarding an unconscious teenager in the area of 500 E. 23rd St. at 10:42 a.m. Wednesday.

Medics arrived soon after the call at the apartment the boy was in, and pronounced the 16-year-old dead, Scott wrote.

She added that, after preliminary investigation, the department does not believe foul play is involved, and it appears the victim had suffered an accidental, self-inflicted gunshot wound to his leg.

She was not able to provide any additional information on the incident as the investigation is still ongoing.

While an autopsy was performed Thursday morning, final results are not expected for four to six weeks, Scott wrote.

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