Third Tennessee child dies from accidental shooting

Published 12:35 pm Tuesday, July 20, 2021

GOODLETTSVILLE  (AP) — Law enforcement officials are investigating after a 6-year-old boy died in what they described as an accidental shooting.
News outlets report that Sumner County Sheriff’s office said that deputies responded to a report that a young boy had been shot Sunday morning in Sumner County. The child was taken to a local hospital, where he died.
Officials have not released any further details regarding how the shooting took place.
This is the third child to die from a gunshot wound this month in Tennessee. On July 7, officials said an 8-year-old boy died from an accidental shooting in Goodlettsville. On July 4, police said a 6-year-old boy died from what officials said was “accidental and self-inflicted.”
All three incidents remain under investigation.