UPDATED Thursday, July 10, 2014 ---
TOWN OF SHARON (WITI) — Walworth County authorities have identified the 11-year-old Town of Sharon boy who was shot in the head on Wednesday, July 9th. He is Eric Gutierrez. Officials say he was declared brain dead around 12:30 a.m. on Thursday.
A 911 call to police around 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday sent deputies and police to a wooded area along County K in Sharon — for a shooting involving two juvenile males.
Officials say first aid was given to the 11-year-old boy — and he was transported to Mercy Janesville where he was declared brain dead.
Sheriff’s officials say they have interviewed a 13-year-old boy — and a handgun has been located and collected along with other pieces of evidence.
Sheriff’s officials say their investigation is ongoing. Law enforcement officials say it’s too early to call this incident an accident.
“We are looking into all possibilities now as the investigation continues,” Walworth County Undersheriff Kurt Picknell said.
UPDATE: The Walworth County Coroner's Office tells WITI in Milwaukee that the juvenile boy who was shot in the head on Wednesday has been declared brain dead. The sheriff's department says the investigation is ongoing. They add it's too early to call the incident an accident.
The shooting involved two juvenile boys, in a wooded area behind a home in the Town of Sharon on Wednesday afternoon.
TOWN OF SHARON (WITI) — Walworth County Sheriff’s officials are on the scene of a shooting involving two juvenile males that happened in the Town of Sharon on Wednesday afternoon, July 9th.
Sheriff’s officials say one of the juveniles is in the hospital.
Sheriff’s officials say their investigation is ongoing.