Local news reports
Authorities say a 12-year-old Modoc boy died late Saturday after he accidentally was shot in the chest.
Duane Fisher II was wounded shortly before 10 p.m. Saturday in a home, according to a media release
issued by the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office.
personnel arrived and found a 12-year-old male — later identified as
Fisher — who had received an injury from “an accidental discharge of a
firearm,” the release said.
Efforts were made to resuscitate the victim at the scene. He was pronounced dead at St. Vincent Randolph Hospital in Winchester.
to the report, Mitchell A. Gilliland, 36, told officers he “was placing
a rifle in a gun cabinet when it discharged, striking the victim in the
A preliminary investigation by the sheriff’s
department and the Randolph County coroner’s office “indicates that the
event was accidental in nature,” according to the release.
Kyle Fisher would have been a seventh-grader at Modoc Union-Senior High School this fall, according to an obituary.
His survivors include his father and seven siblings.