Boy, 7, dies after accidental shooting by another child in Crossville parking lot

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CROSSVILLE (WATE) – A seven-year-old boy has died after being shot by another child inside a parked car in Crossville Monday afternoon, police say.

The Crossville Police Department says four children were left alone inside a car in the parking lot of a Verizon store around 3:15 p.m. while their mother and stepfather went inside to pay a bill. The family is from White County.

One child found a semi-automatic pistol left inside the mother’s purse and accidentally shot a 7-year-old boy also in the car, according to police, while trying to remove the magazine to unload it.

Police found the boy bleeding from his head. He was flown to a Knoxville trauma center for medical treatment where police say he died.

Officials are calling the incident a tragic accidental shooting, but are still investigating. Police say they are still conducting interviews and that this investigation is going to take a very long time because they want to be right. As soon as their investigation is complete, they’ll turn it over to a prosecutor who will determine whether the parents will face any charges.

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