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18-year-old gunshot victim’s death investigated

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BARDWELL – Ellis County Sherriff’s Office is investigating the death of an 18-year-old gunshot victim near Bardwell.

They received a 9-1-1- call around 11 p.m. Wednesday, June 11.

The call came from the 4700 block of Farm-to-Market 984, Bardwell area. 

When emergency personnel arrived, victim was found deceased. 

Justice of the Peace Pct. 4 Steve Egan responded, made the pronouncement and ordered the deceased to be taken to the Dallas County medical examiner’s office for an autopsy.

Initial impressions of investigators on the scene led them to believe there were no drugs or alcohol involved in what appears to be an accidental discharge of a firearm.

No additional information will be released until results are received from the medical examiner.

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