A tragedy out of Illinois after Christmas resulting in the death of a 15 year old boy.
A Wilmington, Illinois teen-ager was shot and killed inside the Christian Faith Center December 27, 2017, when the teen and his cousin took a rifle to investigate what they believed to be a break-in at the church. According to news reports, the 17 year old young man, the son of the pastor at the church, while holding the rifle, tripped over an extension cord to an industrial fan in the church. As he fell, the rifle he was holding accidentally discharged and struck the 15 year old boy.
According to family, when the boys heard noise from the church (which is connected to the home), they retrieved a rifle and went to investigate. The 17 year old was running toward the gymnasium where the sound was coming from and tripped. The victim was struck in the left arm pit. Arriving crews worked on the juvenile, but he was pronounced dead at 12:20 AM.