Teen shot in Middletown, mother says it was accidental

17-year-old shot at home in Middletown

MIDDLETOWN (FOX19) - A 17-year-old girl was shot and wounded in Middletown, and the 19-year-old “armed and dangerous” suspect is at large, police said.

Officers responded to a report of a shooting in the 1300 block of Young Street just after 10:30 p.m. Thursday, according to a police news release.

They said they found the 17-year-old shot and seriously hurt.

She was taken to Atrium Medical Center in Middletown before Care Flight flew her to Children’s Hospital. She remains in serious but stable condition.

The suspect was identified as 19-year-old Daniel Calhoun.

Police said he fled the scene before officers arrived and remains at large. He has a tattoo over his right eye.

“If located, DO NOT APPROACH him as he should be considered armed and dangerous,” police said.

Neighbors of the 17-year-old’s family say they heard gunshots Thursday night but didn’t know what was going on.

“I heard only like two. A couple one or two. I live right around the corner then my cousin called me. It’s just crazy,” said Nais McVay, who lives nearby.

Another neighbor says after the shooting she saw a man running from the back of the house who appeared to have a gun.

The 17-year-old’s mother did not want to be identified but says her daughter and Calhoun were playing around when the gun went off, accidently shooting her.

“I know Daniel Calhoun. He’s a good kid. I haven’t seen him in a while, but I’ve never known him to be in any kind of trouble. I hope he’s okay and I hope not the worst for this situation,” said Alfred Milton, who is also a neighbor.

Anyone with information about this case Calhoun’s whereabouts is urged to call Middletown Division of Police: 513-425-7700, or Detective Ken Mynhier: 513-425-7720.

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