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Tennessee child killed by older sibling in accidental shooting

A child, younger than two, has died after an accidental shooting in Bristol, police said.
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Published: Jul. 13, 2020 at 4:48 PM EDT
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BRISTOL, Tenn. (WVLT) - A child, younger than two, has died after an accidental shooting in Bristol, police said.

Police in Bristol said they responded to the Bristol Regional Medical Center Saturday for a report of a gunshot wound involving a child. Investigators said the child was pronounced dead before officers arrived.

According to Johnson City CBS affiliate WJHL, police believe the child was struck after a gun was accidentally discharged by a four-year-old sibling at a home on Meadowview Road.

The parents were at home at the time of the shooting and took the child to the hospital.

Police said the investigation is ongoing.

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