Sheriff's Office Says No Charges Have Been Filed In Tragic Accident
Darren Doyle, story:
The Edmonson County Sheriff's Office has reported what they are calling an accidental shooting that has claimed the life of a 15-year old boy.
According to a press release from the Sheriff's Office, a deputy and Edmonson EMS responded to the 911 call around 1:35am this morning that involved the injured teen.
The teen was transported to the Medical Center and then later to Vanderbilt where he was pronounced dead at 7:40am, according to the Sheriff's Office.
The Sheriff's Office said the incident appears to be completely accidental during this point in the investigation and that no charges have been filed.
"We are doing our best to conduct a proper investigation while also respecting the privacy of all involved," said Sheriff Shane Doyle. "The families, as well as the emergency workers dispatched are all dealing with a terrible situation, and I beg everyone to pray for those suffering through this tragedy."
The incident is still under investigation by the Edmonson County Sheriff's Office and all names are being withheld at this time.
**Update 6/10/19, 4:02pm: this article was edited to show the age of the victim was 15, not 14 as originally reported. The Sheriff’s Office contacted us and apologized for the incorrect information they gave.