Teen accidentally shoots self behind LaFollette mall

LaFollette Police are investigating an apparently accidental shooting that occurred Tuesday afternoon behind the Food City at Woodson Mall.

Police and other emergency crews responded to the rear of the Food City shortly after 12:15 pm Tuesday and found a 13-year-old boy with gunshot wounds to his left hand and leg. LaFollette Police say their initial investigation determined that the boy had been in the passenger seat of his parents’ car when he took a 9mm pistol off the dashboard of the car and accidentally shot himself.

The boy was taken by ambulance to UT Medical Center in Knoxville for treatment of what were described as “non-life-threatening” injuries. The incident remains under investigation.

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Jim Harris has been WYSH's News & Sports Director since 2000. In addition to reporting local news, he is the play-by-play voice for Clinton High School football, boys' and girls' basketball and baseball. Catch Jim live weekdays beginning at 6:20 am for live local news, sports, weather and traffic plus the Community Bulletin Board, shenanigans with Ron Meredith and more on the Country Club Morning Show on WYSH & WQLA. Jim lives in Clinton with his wife Kelly and daughter Carolina, his mother-in-law and cats Lucius and Oliver.

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