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Authorities ID teen killed when gun went off at gathering

January 16, 2018

NEW HOLSTEIN, Wis. (AP) — Authorities have identified the victim of an accidental shooting in the northeastern Wisconsin town of New Holstein.

The Calumet County Sheriff’s Department says 19-year-old Brandon Paulson, of New Holstein, was with a group of people who were passing around a .38-caliber revolver Saturday night. In a statement Tuesday, the department says Paulson is believed to have been handling the gun when it went off, striking him in the head. He was flown to a hospital, where he died.

No one else was injured. The incident remains under investigation.

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