Mother of 4-year-old involved in shooting incident asks for prayers

KINGSPORT, TN (WJHL) – On Sunday afternoon News Channel 11 spoke to the mother of Kingsport toddler involved in an apparent shooting incident that happened Friday afternoon.

After speaking with the child’s mother we have learned that child is 4-year-old Tegan Bobo.

Tegan’s mother told News Channel 11 through social media Sunday that Tegan is on life support, and there is swelling in his brain.

She asked the public to keep young Tegan in their prayers.

Sullivan County District Attorney Barry Staubus told News Channel 11 on Saturday, the incident Kingsport Police are investigating that resulted in the injury of child was a shooting.

The child was treated at Holston Valley Medical Center but was later transported to the University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville.

Kingsport police told News Channel 11 they have a lot of unanswered questions at this time.

Kingsport Police spokesman Tom Patton told News Channel 11 that due to the sensitive nature of the situation and the age of a child it would be inappropriate to discuss the matter any further.

For Patton’s full statement click here.

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