One dead, accidental shooting in East Knox County

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- Knox County Sheriff's Office reported one man dead after what appears to be an accidental shooting.

The shooting took place around 5:25 p.m. in East Knox County at the 6500 block of Archer Road

Authorities stated that the man found had been target shooting and they believe accidentally shot himself once.

Rural Metro pronounced him dead on the scene and was later transported to the Regional Forensics Center for examination.

This case is under investigation by the Knox County Sheriff's Office Major Crimes unit. The identity of the victim will not be released until the family has been notified.