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JEFFERSONVILLE — Jeffersonville police are investigating after a Clark County teen was accidentally fatally shot over the weekend.

A news release said officers responded around 8 p.m. Saturday to a report of a juvenile who had sustained a single gunshot wound from a rifle. The teen, who the Clark County coroner has identified as 15-year-old Kamm VanGilder, was traveling in a vehicle with a retired Jeffersonville police officer at the time when it was reported a rifle in the vehicle had accidentally discharged.

Officers on scene began life-saving measures until New Chapel EMA arrived. VanGilder was taken to a local hospital where he was later pronounced dead. An autopsy Monday confirmed the shot was accidental.

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