10-year-old Tennessee boy accidentally shoots self in stomach

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LEBANON, Tenn. (WKRN) – A 10-year-old boy reportedly found a weapon Friday and accidentally shot himself in the stomach.

It happened at a home in the 300 block of Dandelion Drive in Lebanon. The boy’s 11-year-old old brother called 911 at 4:16 p.m., according to 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 flown by LifeFlight, but weather conditions interfered. Officials told WKRN the parents were not home at the time of the incident. The father is now there and the mother went to the hospital.

According to Safe Tennessee Project, this is the eighth child in Tennessee this year to be injured or killed by accessing a loaded gun. Police at the scene told WKRN this is not a criminal investigation.

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