Police: Ill. Man’s Shooting Death Likely Accidental

Associated Press

COLLINSVILLE, Ill. (AP) – Police in southwestern Illinois’ Collinsville say they believe a shooting that killed a 23-year-old man likely was accidental.

The Belleville News-Democrat reports that Andrew Birch died at a hospital shortly after the shooting about 1:30 a.m. Sunday in a Collinsville residence.

Police Maj. Tom Coppotelli says Birch was shot in the head while three other people were in the home.

Coppotelli says investigators aren’t pursuing any suspects and don’t believe Birch’s death was a suicide.

The Madison County coroner’s office also is investigating.

Funeral arrangements are pending.

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