JPD investigates accidental shooting death of child
JACKSON, Tenn.– Jackson police are investigating an accidental shooting at a local gas station.
The incident happened at the Raceway gas station on South Highland Avenue Saturday afternoon.
Police confirmed a child died as a result of an accidental gunshot wound.
A witness says he saw the child’s father arguing with someone else, while the child was in the car.
The situation escalated, and then he heard a gun shot.
The witness says a child around 5-years-old somehow got a weapon and shot himself.
Police say they are not looking for any suspects since it was an accident, and the investigation is ongoing.
Police haven’t released the child’s name.