A Sioux County teen was shot last night in an incident at a rural home in northwest Iowa just east of Hudson, South Dakota. The Sioux County sheriff’s office is investigating the incident that occurred about 10:39 P.M. Tuesday.
Seventeen-year-old Marcus Joel Koenen who lives at the residence with his parents was shot in the hip with a nine-millimeter handgun. He was taken to the Hegg Memorial Health Center in Rock Valley and was later airlifted to Sanford Hospital in Sioux Falls.
According to the sheriff’s department, a friend of Koenen, 18-year-old Derik Van Ginkel of rural Inwood, had been handling the gun in a basement room of the Koenen house when the gun went off and struck Koenen. The sheriff’s office believes the shooting was an accident. The incident remains under investigation.