12-year-old girl declared deceased after an accidental shooting in Caldwell

Greg Williams
Wellington Daily News
Sumner County Sheriff's police car

On Friday, August 6, 2021, at 11:06 a.m., Sumner County Sheriff Deputies were dispatched to the 1500 Block of South Blackstone for a shooting. 

While responding, deputies were told a 12-year-old Juvenile accidentally shot her 12-year-old sister in the face. The victim was not responsive and CPR was started.

A Caldwell Police Officer was asked to respond and arrived before deputies taking over CPR until Caldwell EMS arrived.

After administering life-saving measures for over forty minutes, the victim was declared deceased. This is an ongoing investigation and no names will be released.

Agencies that assisted are Caldwell EMS, Caldwell Police Department, Caldwell Fire and Eagle Med.