The Journal Gazette
Saturday, March 30, 2019 11:27 am

Teen fatally shot in Huntington

The Journal Gazette

An 18-year-old was fatally shot Friday evening in Huntington, the Huntington County coroner said today.

In a statement, Coroner Philip S. Zahm said police and EMS units were sent to a report of a shooting in the 200 block of Riverside Drive shortly after 5 p.m.

Upon arrival, Zahm said, officers found Brandon Lee Olivares inside a trailer bleeding from a single gunshot wound to the chest.

Efforts to save Olivares' life were unsuccessful, the coroner said.

He said several people in the residence at the time of the shooting were interviewed, and an autopsy is scheduled for Sunday to determine the manner of Olivares' death.

The shooting remains under investigation by Huntington police and the coroner's office.

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