8 Year Old Shot: Police Say Accidentally

Maryville, Blount County (WVLT) - The Blount County sheriff's department is investigating what appears to be the accidental shooting of an 8-year-old boy.

It happened in Rockford, Saturday off Chambers Road.

Apparently a man, heard dogs barking on his property.

He says he shot over the dogs heads to scare them away, but instead shot the boy in the arms.

He's listed in serious condition at UT Medical Center.

No word yet if the shooter will face charges.