Washington CH Youth Suffers Accidental Gunshot Wound

Deputies with the Fayette County Sheriff's Office were called to the scene of a reported accidental shooting on Wednesday.


According to Fayette County Sheriff, Vernon Stanforth, the shooting was reported to have occurred inside a vehicle at the Speedway gas station, located along Allen Road in northwestern Fayette County.


Upon arrival to the scene, Stanforth says his deputies located 18-year-old James E. Riley Jr., of Washington CH, inside a parked SUV with an apparent accidental self-inflicted gunshot wound to his right leg.


The injury is not believed to be life-threatening. Riley was flown to a Columbus area trauma center for treatment.

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