Update: 5:00 p.m.
The 15-year-old boy killed in what authorities believe was an accidental shooting has been identified as Jacob A. Peglow from rural Waupaca.
The Waupaca County Sheriff’s Department said a 15-year old boy died from injuries sustained from a gunshot wound, after being shot in the shoulder with a .22 caliber firearm. The call came in around 1:00pm Wednesday. According to the Waupaca County Sheriff’s Department, life saving measures were performed by individuals at the Rieben Road address in the Farmington Township.
Theda Star was contacted and arrived on scene, but the 15-year old ultimately was not transported before being pronounced deceased.
The Sheriff’s Department said the investigation is ongoing, but the belief is that the shooting was accidental.