Sun., 10:10 pm: Accidental shooting reported in Howland

HOWLAND — Police are investigating a shooting this evening near Howland Springs Elementary School. Police were called about 9 p.m. to 1722 Stillwagon Road S.E. on a report that a 23-year-old man had been shot accidentally.

Police and rescue crews found the victim was shot below the heart, but was awake and breathing, according to reports.

Police noted that the circumstances around the incident are unclear. Investigators remain on the scene. Additional information will be posted as it comes available.