Woman taken to hospital after East Knoxville accidental shooting

(source: Knoxville Police Department)

KNOXVILLE (WATE) – A woman was taken to the hospital after what police say was an accidental shooting in East Knoxville Tuesday afternoon.

Officers were called to a home on Wilson Avenue for a shooting that 911 dispatchers say may have been accidental. The victim was found with gunshot wounds to her hand and leg.

The alleged shooter told officers he accidentally shot a woman while showing a gun to his friend in the living room. Both the victim and the shooter know each other and were having a barbecue and party in the living room at the time of the incident.

Officers determined the shooting was accidental and the victim did not wish to prosecute. She was taken to UT Medical Center for non-life threatening injuries.


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