Clarksville 3-year-old dies after accidentally shooting himself in the face

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – A 3-year-old died after he accidentally shot himself in the face.

It happened shortly before 5:30 p.m. Friday in the 800 block of Samantha Lane in Clarksville.

The toddler was vising from Fort Riley, Kansas, with his family. He shot himself with a .40-caliber handgun that belonged to the homeowner.

He was taken to Tennova Healthcare-Clarksville in critical condition but passed away a short time later.

Clarksville officials said this appears to be an accidental shooting.

No criminal charges have been filed at this time, and the investigation is ongoing.

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