Darren Doyle, story:
The Edmonson County Sheriff's Office has released additional information regarding an accidental shooting that claimed the life of a local teenager on June 11th in response to local television outlets seeking more than what was first released.
In a written statement, the Sheriff's Office stated that the accidental shooting took place in the Rocky Hill community.
"The fifteen year old boy, who's name is being withheld, died Tuesday morning at Vanderbilt Medical Center and has undergone an autopsy by the Tennessee State Medical Examiner," the statement said. "Our investigation is ongoing, but at this time it appears as though it is simply a tragic accident. The young man was with two other juveniles when the accident occurred. All of those involved are juveniles, so all names and personal information is being withheld."
The Sheriff's Office also stated that no on-camera interviews will be conducted, due to the intimate nature of Edmonson County's intimate community.
"Many families have been deeply touched by this horrible accident, and the ECSO is trying diligently to respect the privacy of the families, while also providing the information we can to our trusted media partners," the statement continued. "Once the investigation is complete, it will be turned over to the Edmonson County Attorney for review to determine if probable cause for a crime is present, and his office will make the final determination if charges are appropriate."