One taken into custody after shooting in TregoAn 18-year old man was taken into custody after he reported he had shot a 20-year-old man in the chest shortly around 3 a.m. Thursday, according to the Washburn County Sheriff’s Department.
An 18-year old man was taken into custody after he reported he had shot a 20-year-old man in the chest shortly around 3 a.m. Thursday, according to the Washburn County Sheriff’s Department.
The sheriff’s department and a Spooner police officer responded to the “shots fired” call at the Trego Travel Center.
The victim, Calvin D. Riley of Spooner, was initially taken to Spooner Hospital by a private carrier, but was later airlifted to Essentia Health St. Mary’s Medical Center, Duluth
The man who admitted to the shooting was taken into custody without incident on a charge of injury by negligent use of a firearm.
Through the investigation, it was determined the shooting took place on the Section 19 Fire Lane in the town of Trego. Deputies were able to locate the Section 19 crime scene and collect evidence regarding the shooting, at what appeared to be a bonfire location and alcohol party.
After speaking with numerous witnesses and the suspect, investigators believe a physical altercation took place near the bonfire, and during the altercation a .22 caliber firearm discharged, striking Riley in the chest.
Riley is listed in good condition.
The investigation into the shooting continues.
No charges have been filed in connection with the shooting.