FREMONT, Ind. (WFFT) — Police are investigating the death of an 18-year-old man who was reportedly shot by accident while handling a gun with his friend Tuesday night.
On Tuesday at about 9:30 p.m., troopers with the Indiana State Police, along with officers from the Fremont Police Department and the Steuben County Sheriff’s Department responded to a home in the 100 block of Baum Street in Fremont, to investigate a reported shooting.
Troopers say when they arrived at the home, they found 18-year-old Caiden David Hulliberger of Angola with a gunshot wound.
Hulliberger was pronounced dead at the scene by the Steuben County coroner.
Troopers say this was an "isolated incident" involving Hulliberger and his friend who were both reported to have been handling a shotgun inside the home.
Investigators are treating this shooting as accidental at this time.
The Steuben County Coroner has scheduled Hulliberger's autopsy for Wednesday afternoon.
This shooting remains under investigation.