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Pike County shooting incident under investigation

Posted: Jan. 12, 2019 1:20 pm Updated: Jan. 12, 2019 2:45 pm

NEW CANTON, Ill. -- Pike County Sheriff David Greenwood said his department is investigating what was reported as an accidental shooting.

Greenwood's office was contacted at 2:08 a.m. Saturday about a shooting at a residence on Walnut Street in New Canton.

First responders, the Pike County EMS and sheriff's deputies responded. A 24-year-old man was taken to Blessing Hospital in Quincy for treatment of a gunshot would to the head.

An investigation into the incident is still underway.

Assisting at the scene were the New Canton Fire Department, the Hull Fire Department and Pike County EMS.

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