North Richland Hills man dies in accidental shooting

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A 24-year-old North Richland Hills man was fatally wounded Saturday night after a shotgun being handled by a friend accidentally discharged, sheriff’s officials said.

Ryan Madson had been in another room of the residence when a pellet from the buckshot traveled through the room’s sheetrock, striking him in the head, said Terry Grisham, a spokesman with the Tarrant County Sheriff’s Office.

Madson was taken to Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital, where he died from his injuries at 8:20 a.m. Sunday morning.

Grisham said several people were at the residence in the 7700 block of Peden Road in unincorporated Tarrant County when the shooting occurred about 8 p.m. He said the shooter’s wife called 911, reporting that her husband had accidentally shot his friend in the forehead.

Grisham said statements were taken from several witnesses but no arrests were made.

“All witnesses were in agreement that the shooter and victim were in separate rooms of the dwelling,” Grisham said. “We don’t believe at this point there was any criminal intent. Right now we don’t expect charges to be filed.”

Deanna Boyd, 817-390-7655 Twitter: @deannaboyd

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