MASS CITY, MI – An Ontonagon County 16-year-old boy was killed in an accidental shooting on Friday November 16th, 2018.
The unfortunate incident happened at approximately 3:10PM when a 13-year-old-boy was loading a rifle at his home and the weapon accidentally fired, hitting the 16-year-old in the back. A 14-year-old boy who was also inside of the house at the time the older boy was shot called 911 for help.
Ontonagon County Sheriff Dale Rantala stated the victim was pronounced dead at Ontonagon Aspirus Hospital.
Mass City is an unincorporated community about 80 miles west of Marquette in Michigan’s upper peninsula.