LEBANON, TN (WKRN) – A 10-year-old boy reportedly found a weapon Friday and accidentally shot himself in the stomach.
The boy’s older brother called 911, according to Cpl. PJ Hardy with the Lebanon Police Department.
The child was taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center by ambulance. His condition has yet to be released, but he was alert and responsive when he left the home.
Police said he would have been blown by LifeFlight but weather conditions interfered.
Officials say the parents were not home at the time of the incident. The father is now at the residence and the mother is on her way to the hospital.
This is the eighth child in Tennessee this year to be injured or killed by accessing a loaded gun.