Baltimore County Police continue to investigate the circumstances surrounding a shooting call involving a 15-year-old boy on Dogwood Drive last night after the boy later died from his injuries.

Police were called to the unit block of Dogwood Drive, 21220 around 6:48 p.m. for a call of a subject with a gunshot wound. Police and EMS began life-saving procedures after finding the boy in the rear yard of the home in cardiac arrest, and continued life-saving procedures while he was transported to Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center where he was later pronounced deceased.

This incident is currently being investigated as an accidental injury death. Initial information indicates that the teen was struck in the chest by a round or fragment of a round from a pellet rifle as he and a friend were shooting targets in the yard. The case will be forwarded to the State’s Attorney’s Office for review following the conclusion of the investigation and determination of cause and manner of death by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.