Man Dies After Accidentally Shooting Himself

Man Dies After Accidentally Shooting Himself

The Vigo County Sheriff's Department responded to an apartment complex in North Terre Haute Saturday night. A tenant told deputies he and his friend has been drinking and fooling around with a handgun, when his friend accidentally fired - and shot himself. The victim was airlifted to Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis, where he was pronounced dead on arrival. Names are not being released.
A man is dead after accidentally shooting himself.

The Vigo County Sheriff's Department responded to an apartment complex in North Terre Haute Saturday night.

That's where a tenant told deputies he and his friend has been drinking and fooling around with a handgun, when his friend accidentally fired - and shot himself.
  
The victim was airlifted to Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis, where he was pronounced dead on arrival.

An autopsy is pending in Marion County.

The tenant was cooperative with police and not taken in to custody.

Names are not being released at this early stage of the investigation.
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