The name of the victim is being withheld until the investigation is complete, however no charges have been filed against the shooter, Keene Police Chief Rocky Alberti said.
The incident began about 10:05 p.m. June 27 when Keene PD officers Daniel Martin and Cody Moss were dispatched to the 400 block of W. Fourth Street in response to a call about a shooting, a release from the Keene PD said.
The officers discovered a 39-year-old man who resides at the apartments had been shot in the chest by another man, who had already left the scene, the release said.
Deputies from the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office assisted Martin and Moss until the scene was secure.
Keene Fire Rescue arrived to administer treatment to the victim.
As Martin and Moss began to investigate the situation, Alberti, Keene Capt. Dean Turk, Lt. Pat Jones and Det. Allen Felton arrived to assist.
As the investigation progressed, it became apparent that the shooting was accidental, the release said.
Investigators recovered a 9 mm pistol as the possible weapon in the shooting, Turk said.
The victim was transported to Harris Hospital in Fort Worth by CareFlite air with non-life threatening injuries.
The shooter was identified as a 39-year-old resident of Olive Street in Crowley and was located by officers from the Crowley Police Department. He was interviewed by Keene investigators and was released with no charges at that time, the release said.
The case is being forwarded to the office of District Attorney Dale Hanna for review, Turk said.