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9-year-old accidentally shot in Henry County

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PARIS LANDING, TN (WZTV) - A 9-year-old child was sent to the hospital after being shot in the stomach Saturday afternoon.

Officials with the Henry County Sheriff's office say they responded to a home at 300 Eagle Creek Drive just after 12 p.m.

Police say the boy and his father were shooting target when the gun accidentally went off.

The child was flown to Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt. He's expected to be OK.

No foul play is suspected at this point and the shooting is still under investigation.

Tennessee Department of Children Services is also investigating.




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