3-year-old Girl & Man injured in Clarksville Accidental Shooting


A small child and a man are both recovering after a gun accidentally discharged, striking them both.

Clarksville Police say they responded to a shooting in progress call in the 200 block of Caldwell Lane around 3:05 p.m. Wednesday. Officers responding to the scene found a 3-year-old girl shot in the thigh and a 27-year-old man shot in the ankle. Investigators believe a gun accidentally discharged, hitting both people.

At this time, it is unsure how or why the gun went off. Clarksville police say the child was taken by LifeFlight to Vanderbilt Hospital where she is in stable condition, and the man went to a local hospital where he is also in stable condition.

The investigation is currently ongoing.

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