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Accidental Gunshot Leads to Death of Teen

downloadAn accidental firing of a .22 rifle has resulted in the death of a 16-year-old girl. According to the Catawba County Sheriff’s Office, Selena Seleste, 16, was taking pictures with Clayton Webb, Jr. of Newton with a rifle when the gun fired and hit Seleste in the chest.

Authorities say Webb fired the weapon.

Seleste was taken to an area hospital and died as a result of the gunshot wound before she could be airlifted to a hospital in Charlotte.

Deputies say a 21-year-old acquaintance of both the victim and the suspect was meeting with both Seleste and Webb to potentially sell the .22 caliber rifle when the accident occurred.

The incident is still under investigation and a report regarding the incident is expected to be submitted to the district attorney’s office when the investigation is concluded.

So far, no charges have been filed in the case.

Injuries or fatalities from an accident involving firearms can come when issues of gun safety are not followed, or they can come when there are defects in a product. While the investigators are looking into why a tragic accident happened in the first place, that is of little comfort to the family and loved ones left behind. Even if this incident is ruled an accident, family members can file a wrongful death suit in such a case.

Wrongful death claims cannot bring back those that are lost but they can compensate family members for the loss of companionship with their loved one. Many factors are taken into consideration in wrongful death claims. An experienced attorney understands this and can fight for you to help compensate you for your loss.

No one can ever replace loved ones lost through an accident. Auger and Auger understands that and wants to help in whatever way possible. We are knowledgeable about wrongful death claims and can help you fight to recover for your loved one. Call us today for a free consultation.

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