OREGON – Oregon Police are still searching for the owner of a stolen .45 caliber gun that was used in an apparent accidental shooting in Oregon on Monday.
The 16-year-old Mount Morris boy responsible for that shooting made his first appearance in Ogle County Court on Tuesday. The teen has now been charged with possession of a gun without a firearm owner’s ID card. He was arrested on felony charges including aggravated discharge of a firearm and unlawful possession of a stolen gun.
Oregon Police said the shooting happened at 408 ½ West Washington St. in Oregon at about 2:20 Monday morning. The teen was showing the stolen gun – a semi-automatic handgun – to a 20-year-old man when it discharged and hit the man.
The man was treated at KSB Hospital in Dixon for the gunshot wound.
The teen is being held in a Kane County juvenile facility. His next court appearance is scheduled for Jan. 18.
Oregon Police have asked the public to call 815-732-2803 if anyone has information on the stolen gun.