Tennessee Notches 80th Unintentional Shooting as 2016 Nears to a Close.
Unintentional shootings continue to plague Tennessee, even as lawmakers continue to pass laws allowing guns more places.
Earlier this week, we logged the 80th unintentional shooting of 2016. A man shot his wife after mistaking her for an intruder. He was sleeping and she was working in the kitchen. When she returned to the bedroom, he shot her.
It was the 49th involving an adult unintentionally shooting themselves or someone else this year.
In all of 2015, there were 51 total accidental shootings – 27 involving adults.
Click here for a list of all 2015 incidents.
Click here for a list of all 2016 incidents.
Click here to search the Safe Tennessee Project database of unintentional shootings by type, age, result, city, and more.
We will be publishing a more detailed end of year report at the conclusion of 2016.