UPDATE: Coroner ID’s New Haven shooting victim as a 16-year-old


NEW HAVEN, Ind. (WANE) – The Allen County Coroner’s office is still trying to determine a manner of death after a 16-year-old is dead after a shooting in New Haven Tuesday.

Just before 1 p.m., New Haven Police were sent to the 10600 block of Seiller Road on reports of a shooting. Once they arrived, they found the victim inside a home suffering from an apparent gunshot wound, he later died shortly after they arrived on scene.

The coroner’s office says as Bryson L. Patterson Jr., 16, died from a gunshot wound to the chest.

“At this time we are not sure if this was accidental or not,” Chief of Police Jeff McCracken said in a statement to WANE 15.

This incident remains under investigation by the New Haven Police Department, Allen County Coroner’s Office and the Allen County Prosecutor’s Office.

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