Man shot in leg at West Knox County apartment

Man shot in leg at West Knox County apartment

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According to the Knox County Sheriff's Office, 19-year-old Robert Gibson was handling a gun in an apartment at the Reserve at Westland when it went off, striking 18-year-old Thomas Montgomery in the lower leg. According to the Knox County Sheriff's Office, 19-year-old Robert Gibson was handling a gun in an apartment at the Reserve at Westland when it went off, striking 18-year-old Thomas Montgomery in the lower leg.

KNOXVILLE (WATE) - A man was accidentally shot in the leg Sunday when a gun went off in a West Knox County apartment.

According to the Knox County Sheriff's Office, Robert Gibson, 19, was handling a gun in an apartment at the Reserve at Westland, 920 Ashbrooke Way, when the gun went off. Thomas Montgomery, 18, was struck by a bullet in the lower leg.

Authorities say Montgomery went next door and borrowed a phone from a resident. Montgomery then called his parents, who transported him to Parkwest Medical Center.

Gibson and a witness, Justin Gore, 18, fled after the gun discharged but later returned to the scene.

Montgomery's injuries are not expected to be life threatening.

No charges have been filed at this time. The investigation is ongoing.

 

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