Authorities: S.D. Teen Accidentally Shoots Another Teen In Chest

A South Dakota teenager was shot and wounded Saturday morning, The Mitchell Daily Republic reported Monday. Authorities said it was an accident.

Logan Evans, 18, of Plankinton, S.D. was driving a car with three other teens when he pointed a 9mm pistol at the victim, who was sitting in the back seat, according to the local sheriff’s office.

Hanson County Deputy Sheriff Casey Tegethoff told the Daily Republic that Evans “didn’t intend to shoot” the victim and thought the gun was not loaded when he allegedly pulled the trigger. The victim suffered a gunshot wound to the chest.

Tegethoff said the investigation is ongoing, and the names of the victim and witnesses, who are minors, will not be released.