Thursday, November 3, 2022

Teen Dies After Accidently Shooting Self in Tamaqua

A teen from Tamaqua died late Wednesday after accidently shooting themselves.

According to police, emergency personnel were called to the 300 Block of Spruce Street around 10:00pm Wednesday.

When they arrived, they found a 19-year-old male was found with a gunshot wound to the head.

The male was reportedly in the basement of a home hanging out with other teens playing with a gun.  The teen was waving the gun around and when he put the gun to his head it went off.

The teen was transported to St. Luke's Hospital where he later died and was pronounced by Schuylkill County Deputy Coroner Andrew Szczyglak.

The incident is still under investigation.  A virtual autopsy was scheduled for late Thursday afternoon.