Third Tennessee child dies from accidental shooting

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Law enforcement officials are investigating after a 6-year-old boy died in what they described as an accidental shooting.

News outlets report that Sumner County Sheriff’s office said that deputies responded to a report that a young boy had been shot Sunday morning in Sumner County.

The child was taken to a local hospital, where he died.

Officials have not released any further details regarding how the shooting took place.

This is the third child to die from a gunshot wound this month in Tennessee.

On July 7, officials said an 8-year-old boy died from an accidental shooting in Goodlettsville.

On July 4, police said a 6-year-old boy died from what officials said was “accidental and self-inflicted.”

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