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UPDATE: Gunshot Victim Dies


FAIRMOUNT TOWNSHIP — A man shot by a teenager during an apparent domestic dispute in Luzerne County has died.

The coroner confirms that David Wheeler, 32, died several days after being shot in the abdomen.

The Luzerne County coroner says autopsy shows that David Wheeler died from a gunshot wound to the abdomen and the death has been ruled a homicide.

The shooting happened Monday night at a home on Mossville Road in Fairmount Township.

State police say a 16-year-old boy fired the gun. Neighbors told Newswatch 16 they believe it’s a case of self-defense.

So far, there’s no word of any charges being filed.

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