Sheridan County Sheriff Dave Hofmeier has confirmed that an unidentified 11-year-old boy from Sheridan County was life flighted to a Billings hospital Thursday evening after being shot in the head. Hofmeier gives us the details about the incident, which appears to be an unfortunate accident.
Hofmeier says that while it's still early in the investigation, all signs point to an accidental shooting by a male friend of the child, who's approximately the same age as the boy that was shot.
Hofmeier added that if the investigation shows that the shooting was indeed an accident, there would be no charges filed in the case. The Sheriff added that the names of the boys involved are not being released at this time.