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12/27/2016Storage-relatedInjuryMt. JulietThree teens were at one of the boy's homes. One of the boys visiting the home brought a firearm. As the boys were handling the gun, it discharged, striking the boy who lived in the home in the neck. He was life-flighted to Vanderbilt, treated, and was later released.
12/27/2016UnintentionalInjuryNashvilleA man who claimed to have been shot in his car by another driver was later determined to have unintentionally shot himself. A search of his vehicle turned up stolen guns and illegal drugs.
12/25/2015UnintentionalInjuryMemphisOn Christmas Day, a 31-year-old man accidentally shot himself while driving and crashed into a light pole after hitting another car. He was taken to the hospital in critical condition.
12/20/2016Storage-related intentionalFatalityKnoxvilleWhile their parents were out of town, a 13-year-old boy INTENTIONALLY and fatally shot his 12-year-old brother. The 13-year-old was charged with first-degree murder.
12/15/2016UnintentionalInjuryOoltewahA man accidentally shot his wife early Thursday morning, mistaking her for an intruder. He was sleeping while she was working in the kitchen. When she returned to the bedroom, he shot her. The bullet grazed her ear. Her injuries were not life threatening. The sheriff's department does not expect to file charges, but the DA said that if there were, "the shooter could have a compelling argument for self-defense."
12/12/2015Storage-relatedFatalityEstill Springs11-year-old Sienna Owens who was shot and killed at her 12-year-old friend's house. Sienna and several friends were at a boy's home and the children were in the garage. A gun was produced, a single shot was fired, and Sienna Owens was killed. The mother of the shooter was later charged.
12/11/2015UnintentionalInjuryFranklin CountyA hunter mistook another hunter for a deer and shot him in the knee. The victim was airlifted to the hospital. No word on his condition.
12/8/2015UnintentionalInjuryJacksonA man accidentally shot himself but told police another man shot him. He was charged with filing a false police report and being a felon in possession of a gun.
11/30/2015Storage-relatedInjuryNashvilleA 3-year-old child unintentionally shot himself in the arm with a gun. His father was in the kitchen when the child shot himself.
11/28/2016UnintentionalInjurySpringfieldA 34-year-old man shot himself as he was trying to put his gun in the waistband of his pants. He initially told police that he'd been shot, but later admitted that he's unintentionally shot himself. Police recovered 3 unspent .38 caliber shell casings and a crack pipe lying beside the man. No word on if charges will be filed.
11/26/2016Storage-relatedFatalityMcMinnvilleA 17-tear-old girl was sitting across from her 13-year-old brother when the .223 rifle he was unloading discharged, striking her. The boy called 911 and dispatchers attempted to talk the 13-year-old through performing CPR, but the girl was pronounced dead by first responders. No word on the where the parents were or who the gun belonged to.
11/25/2017Storage-relatedFatalityMemphisA 13-year-old boy was at a friend's house playing basketball when he was unintentionally shot. His 13-year-old friend was charged with reckless homicide. No adults have been charged. No word on who the gun belonged to.
11/24/2016UnintentionalInjuryGreenevilleA 32-year-old Greeneville man was cleaning his Thompson .45 caliber pistol when it unintentionally discharged, striking his right index finger and grazed his leg. He was taken to the Tacoma Regional Hospital. His condition was not available.
11/17/2015Storage-relatedFatalityGoodlettsvilleA father who always kept his loaded gun nearby for protection was watching TV with his two young sons. The gun had a laser sight and the father was teasing the family cat with the laser. He set the gun down and left the room. The older boy picked up the gun and tried to operate the laser but instead, accidentally shot his 5-year-old little brother in the head, killing him. The father was later charged with felony criminally negligent homicide.
11/16/2017UnintentionalInjuryKnoxvilleDuring a church luncheon, a group was discussing carrying guns in church. A man in his 80s told everyone he carried his gun everywhere. As he was showing the gun off, he pulled the trigger, not realizing he had chambered a round. The bullet went through his hand and into his wife's abdomen, injuring them both. No charges will be filed.
11/14/2015UnintentionalInjuryGreenevilleA woman was accidentally shot in the head at an estate sale by someone handling a gun that was for sale.
11/12/2017Storage-relatedFatalityDresdenA sixth grader was at a friend's house when he was fatally shot. The boys were in the living room when a pistol went off, killing the victim. It is not clear who pulled the trigger or how the boys had access to the gun.
11/10/2017Storage-relatedFatalityMemphisA man laid an infant and his gun on a bed and left them unattended. The 3-year-old sibling of the infant found the gun and discharged it, killing the baby. The gun owner took his gun and ran but later turned himself in. was arrested and charged him with criminally negligent homicide, convicted felon in possession of a handgun, and tampering with evidence.
11/2/2015UnintentionalFatalityClarksvilleA 21-year-old woman died after being accidentally shot in the head in Clarksville. Police are not seeking any suspects in connection to the shooting.
11/09/2017UnintentionalFatalityNashvilleA 20-year-old man was unintentionally shot and killed by a close friend. The shooter was handling a gun he thought was unloaded. He pulled the trigger and the weapon fired, hitting his friend in the head. No charges were filed.
11/07/2017Storage-relatedInjuryKnoxvilleA 16-year-old was in a car with friends and unintentionally shot himself  He was taken to the hospital in serious condition. It is not clear why the teen had a loaded gun. No charges have been filed.
11/07/2016UnintentionalInjuryGreenevilleA Greeneville man shot himself in the hand as he was cleaning his gun. He was attempting to test fire the 9mm handgun when it discharged, sending a bullet through his hand. The extent of his injuries and his condition are unknown.
11/04/2016UnintentionalFatalityKnoxvilleA man is dead after what deputies say was an apparent accidental shooting Friday afternoon in East Knox County. Authorities stated that the man found had been target shooting and they believe accidentally shot himself once. His name and age have not been released.
10/31/2015Storage-relatedInjuryWhitehavenA 15-year-old and 16-year-old were both injured when a gun the 16-year-old was handling "just went off." One child was struck in the foot and the other in the hand.
10/31/2015Storage-relatedInjuryZionville NCA 13-year-old Tennessee boy was accidentally shot by another 13-year-old Tennessee boy in Zionville, NC, on the state line of North Carolina and Tennessee. The boy sustained a shotgun blast to the abdomen and was airlifted to Johnson City. No word on condition or how the boys had access to the gun.
10/29/2016UnintentionalInjuryElizabethtonA person in Elizabethan was transported to the hospital after what authorities said was an accidental shooting. The extent of the victim’s injuries and details about the gender and age of the victim and the circumstances of the shooting have not been reported.
10/28/2017UnintentionalInjuryKnoxvilleA woman was shot in the leg on Boxwood Drive. Police report that it was unintentional and that there will be no charges filed. It was not clear whether the woman shot herself or was shot by another person.
10/25/2016UnintentionalInjuryGreenevilleThree men were playing with a gun when it discharged, striking one of the men in the ankle. When the sheriff’s deputies arrived on the scene, they found a bag containing 1.9 grams of methamphetamine along with empty plastic bags, a pouch containing empty bags, a 100-gram weight, a digital scale, cut straws and a pipe with a rubber hose attached.
10/25/2015UnintentionalInjuryHamilton CountyA 13-year-old was accidentally shot in the face by a family member as the family posed for pictures with guns.
10/21/2017Storage-relatedInjurySpringfieldA teenager and her friends were at a Sonic Drive-In when she heard a shot and realized she had been shot in the chest. Investigators report that one of her friends was playing with a loaded revolver when it unintentionally discharged.
10/21/2015UnintentionalInjuryNashvilleA man initially claiming he was struck by a stray bullet confessed that he accidentally shot himself with a friend's gun.
10/18/2017Storage-relatedInjuryMemphisA 15-year-old girl was unintentionally shot in the mouth and critically injured by her brother. Police say the girl's brother asked to see her boyfriend's pistol and put his finger on the trigger not knowing the safety was off. The bullet went through the house's front door, hitting the teen's 15-year-old sister in the mouth. The teenage boy was taken into custody.
10/18/2017UnintentionalInjuryJacksonA Jackson police officer was accidentally shot Wednesday by another officer during quarterly firearms training. The officer was airlifted to Memphis in stable condition, treated, and later released.
10/15/2017UnintentionalInjuryNashvilleA man mistook his roommate for an intruder and shot him multiple times.
10/14/2016UnintentionalInjuryChattanoogaChattanooga police say a person was accidentally shot this afternoon off East Brainerd Road. Police confirm one person was accidentally shot, but did not provide details of the shooting.
10/13/2017Storage-relatedInjuryNashvilleA 14-year-old boy unintentionally shot himself in the upper thigh. Authorities said it appeared the boy had been playing with the gun when it discharged.
10/11/2017UnintentionalInjurySeviervilleA 15-year-old boy was unintentionally shot in the neck with an AR-15 style rifle by an 18-year-old. Two other adults were also present. No charges have been filed.
10/10/2017UnintentionalFatalityClarksvilleA 24-year-old man was cleaning his Glock when it discharged, striking a 19-year-old friend in the torso, killing him.
10/9/2015UnintentionalFatalityAtwoodA 22-year-old man and some friends were in a garage. The 22-year-old had "dry fired" the 9 mm handgun several times as the loaded magazine hung loose from the weapon, the Sheriff's Department said. He aimed it at the wall and his knee and the weapon did not fire. He then pointed it at his head and the weapon fired.
10/5/2015UnintentionalInjuryCookevilleA man accidentally shot himself and a woman in a Cookeville home. The woman was airlifted to Erlanger Hospital. He had also been pointing the gun at another person in the home. He was charged with reckless endangerment.,1120?
10/08/2017Storage-relatedFatalityMemphisAn 8-year-old boy fatally shot himself with a loaded gun his father had placed under some covers on a bed near the boy and another child. The father was arrested and charged with reckless homicide and possession of marijuana with intent to sell.
10/07/2017UnintentionalFatalityNashvilleAn 18-year-old was eating breakfast when the gun in his pocket fell to the ground and discharged, shooting him in the chest and killing him.
10/05/2017UnintentionalInjuryNashvilleAn corrections officer is being treated after she accidentally shot herself in the leg during firearms training near Riverbend Maximum Security Institution.
10/04/2017UnintentionalInjuryCookevilleA 16-year-old was injured from what's reported to be an unintentional gunshot wound to the leg.,23603
10/03/2015Storage-related intentionalFatalityWhite Pine8-year-old MaKayla Dyer who was INTENTIONALLY shot by her 11-year old neighbor when she refused to let him play with her puppy. The boy used his father’s loaded shotgun, kept in an unlocked closet in a trailer full of children. Although this incident was intentional, the death was 100% due to the negligent storage of the father’s shotgun. The boy was convicted of first degree murder but the father will not be charged with anything.
10/02/2016Storage-relatedInjuryMemphisTeenagers were playing with a gun on a street when the gun fired, injuring a 16 year old, now in critical condition.
10/02/2016UnintentionalInjuryMemphisA 16-year-old male was with others handling a firearm. The weapon fired hitting the male in the abdomen. Victim rushed to hospital in critical condition. The teen was charged with unlawful possession of a weapon,
9/28/2015UnintentionalFatalityNashvilleA mother of two was mistake for an intruder by her boyfriend who shot and killed her. She was returning home after taking one of her children to school.
09/25/2016Storage-relatedInjuryNashvilleA car pulled up to a residence in Donelson. A 2-year-old child that doesn't live at the residence was able to pick up a loaded gun from a door pocket of the car and fire the gun, striking a 12-year-old in the hip. The child was transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The driver of the vehicle, according to police, can legally carry the firearm, but does not have a carry permit.
9/25/2015UnintentionalInjurySeymourClyde Wallace "Wally" Johnson, identified by authorities as a company executive of Craig's Firearm Supply, 8761 Chapman Highway, told police he was attempting to cycle a round into the chamber of a Glock handgun at the store when the gun fired and discharged a round through the palm of his right hand.
09/18/2017UnintentionalInjuryMemphisA 20-year-old man was standing by a vehicle and decided to remove his Smith and Wesson from his holster before going upstairs to an apartment. In doing so, he fired a single shot hitting an 18-year-old woman sitting in the passenger's seat of the vehicle in the neck. He admitted to accidentally shooting the woman and having some beer before the incident. He was charged with aggravated assault and possession of a handgun while intoxicated.
09/11/2017UnintentionalFatalityClarksvillePolice said a man in his 70s with a valid Tennessee gun permit entered a Clarksville restaurant Monday morning. As he was moving to sit down on a stool, he dropped a cloth bag that was in his hand to the floor. When the bag dropped, a loaded gun that was in the bag discharged. He was struck in the abdomen and was taken to the hospital in critical condition. He later died from his injuries.
09/10/2016UnintentionalInjuryClarksvilleTwo pedestrians confronted a people in a vehicle and began firing shots into the vehicle. A bystander standing a driveway of a nearby residence was struck in the arm and was taken to the hospital. Authorities believe the confrontation resulted from a prior altercation at a nearby convenience store.
9/9/2016UnintentionalInjuryClarksvilleA 24-year-old man unintentionally shot himself in the thigh as he was cleaning his gun. He was transported to the hospital by ambulance.
9/8/2016UnintentionalInjuryHamilton CountyPolice responded to a call reporting an accidental shooting on September 8th. The victim was hospitalized and police are investigating. Additional details regarding the victim's age and the circumstances of the shooting have not yet been reported as of September 9. It assumed that the victim was an adult.
9/7/2015UnintentionalInjuryNashvilleA 28-year-old woman was at an apartment complex in Bellevue when a man who lives there was showing off his gun. Another man was holding the gun when it accidentally went off, striking the woman in the head. She spent a week in the hospital and is still undergoing rehab and physical therapy. She can no longer see out of left eye and has lost all feeling on her left side. No charges were filed. Police were still investigating.
9/6/2016UnintentionalInjuryLouisvilleA 9-year-old Blount County boy was shot in the head when the gun his mother was handling unintentionally discharged. The bullet traveled through the floor of the family's apartment and struck the child who was in a room below. No charges filed.
9/6/2015UnintentionalInjuryHarrisonAn experienced shooter and long-time shooting range member was rushed to the hospital after accidentally shooting himself at a gun range while holstering his gun. His injury was not life threatening.
09/06/2017Storage-relatedInjuryHixsonWhile left unsupervised with a loaded gun, a 3-year-old child unintentionally shot themself. The injuries are not believed to be life-threatening. No word on whether charges will be filed.
09/05/2017Storage-relatedInjuryMemphisA 11-year old boy found a gun at his bus stop, picked it up and unintentionally shot himself in the hand.
09/02/2017Storage-relatedFatalitySpringfieldA 17-year-old boy unintentionally and fatally shot himself in a vehicle. Police report he died of a single gunshot from a semi-automatic handgun. The magazine had been removed but there was still a bullet in the chamber. No charges have been filed.
08/30/2016Storage-relatedInjuryNashvilleA 3-year-old gained access to his father's loaded, unsecured gun and shot himself in the hand. He was taken to the hospital. His injuries are not considered life-threatening. The gun belonged to the child's father who is a security guard and a licensed gun permit holder.
08/29/2016UnintentionalInjuryGreenevilleA 68-year-old man shot himself in the leg after using the bathroom. The man kept the gun in a cellphone case clipped to his belt. When he stood up, the case fell, causing the gun to discharge.
8/29/2016UnintentionalInjuryChattanoogaA part-time employee at a UPS facility accidentally shot themselves in the parking lot. Although UPS does not allow guns on the premises, a new law effective July 1st allows guns to be kept in their vehicle even if their employer objects.
8/29/2015Storage-relatedFatalityMurfreesboroA 15-year-old popular football player was accidentally shot in the head at his home. He was life flighted and kept on life support. Four days later, he was declared brain dead.
8/26/2016UnintentionalInjuryMurfreesboroA 22-year-old man accidentally shot himself in the hand. Police found spent shell casing in the living room of the home. A hole in the kitchen wall led to the adjacent unit. Inside that unit, there was a hole in the wall that led to the living room couch. He was taken to Vanderbilt Hospital. His injury was not considered life-threatening.
08/25/2016UnintentionalFatalityCocke County54-year-old Christoper Allen Russell awakened his 7-year-old grandson Jayden Norton and took him to the front porch to show him a gun. While the two were on the porch, the gun fired, striking Jayden in the chest. The grandfather left the scene in his vehicle and was later involved in a fatal crash. The shooting death of the child was ruled accidental by the District Attorney and Cocke County sheriff. The car crash was also ruled an accident and the result of driving too fast around a corner.
8/25/2015UnintentionalFatalityGreenevilleKenneth Oval Hensley, 67, died of chest injures suffered after a shotgun he was carrying on his tractor apparently accidentally discharged. A 12-gauge shotgun was on the ground next to him.
8/24/2016UnintentionalInjuryParisA 19-year-old man initially told police that he had been the victim of a drive by shooting but later admitted that he had shot himself in the foot. No charges were filed against the man.
08/21/2016UnintentionalInjuryEast RidgeOfficers were responding to a shooting call when they encountered two individuals who told the officers that the shooting was an accident and that they were taking themselves to the hospital. Both men had been injured.
08/20/2017Storage-relatedFatalityMemphisAn 8-year-old boy shot himself in his home. The boy's father had placed a loaded handgun on a bed near the victim and another child.  The victim was taken the hospital where he later died. The father was later arrested after marijuana was found in the home.
08/19/2017UnintentionalFatalityClarksvilleA distraught 18-year-old man fatally shot himself after unintentionally shooting and killing his 18-year-old friend.
08/19/2017Storage-relatedFatalityMemphisA 4-year-old boy in Memphis shot himself and was in very critical condition. He was taken to the hospital and died soon after. The boy's father was charged with reckless homicide.
08/19/2017UnintentionalInjuryElizabethtonA 39-year-old woman was target practicing with a black Savage .22-caliber rifle in her backyard. When she finished, she lowered the rifle while she still had her finger on the trigger. The trigger was pulled and she shot herself in the foot.
08/18/2017Storage-relatedInjuryMemphisA 4-year-old chid was home with two other children and their father when she picked up a gun and shot herself with it. She was taken to the hospital in critical condition. No word on how she accessed the gun or if charges will be filed.
8/14/2015Storage-relatedInjuryGreenevilleIn Greeneville, a 17-year-old practicing his "quick draw" skills accidentally shot himself in the leg. The teenager told deputies that he forgot to unload the revolver "and while drawing the weapon it discharged. The bullet struck his right leg just above the ankle. His injuries were minor.
8/8/2016UnintentionalFatalityHendersonvilleAn 11-year-old girl was accidentally shot by her father. He was awakened by a sound and shot at his daughter. The girl died from her injuries. Initially the father told police she had been shot outside the home after getting off the school bus. The father has been charged with reckless homicide, tampering with evidence, false reporting and possessing a firearm as a felon.
8/5/2015Storage-relatedFatalityRobertson CountyThe 15-year-old son of a Robertson County deputy was accidentally shot and killed. No word on who shot him, only that it was an accident. The boy's father is the school resource officer at his high school.
8/4/2015Storage-relatedInjuryChattanoogaA developmentally disabled 13-year-old accidentally shot himself in the arm with a loaded gun he found in his home. Police found a total of three handguns including a 9mm handgun and a .22 caliber gun which were loaded. One of the guns was stolen.
8/1/2015Storage-relatedInjuryNashvilleA 10-year-old boy was accidentally shot in the chest by another child at a Nashville motel. Three boys were playing with a cap gun and a .22 caliber when the shooting occurred.
08/07/2017UnintentionalNo injuryMurfreesboroMan playing video game with a loaded AR-15 in his lap unintentionally fired it, sent bullet into his 75-year-old neighbor's apartment.
08/04/2017UnintentionalFatalityTalbot's CornerA 19-year-old man was killed in a reported unintentional shooting in the Talbot’s Corner neighborhood. At least three to four young people who were inside the home have been questioned by police. It is believed that the young man was holding the gun as someone else reached for it, causing him to unintentionally fire the weapon. The shooting remains under investigation.
07/30/2017UnintentionalInjuryChattanoogaPolice responded to a call of a person shot. Upon arriving, they discovered the person had been injured had sustained a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
07/30/2016UnintentionalInjuryMurfreesboroOfficers were responding to a shooting call when they encountered two individuals who told the officers that the shooting was an accident and that they were taking themselves to the hospital. Both men had been injured.
7/24/2015Storage-relatedInjuryTullahomaA 12-year-old boy was accidentally shot with a .243 rifle by another juvenile. He was airlifted to Vanderbilt. He is expected to survive.
7/23/2015UnintentionalInjuryMemphisA 32-year-old man shot accidentally himself in the leg and then drove to a nearby Walgreens to wait for ambulance.
07/22/2017UnintentionalFatalityMemphisPolice responded to a call of a person who had been shot. Upon arriving, the found a deceased 25-year-old. A person told officers the had shot himself accidentally, according to police.
07/17/2017UnintentionalInjuryJacksonA 20-year-old was unintentionally shot in a car. He was transported to the hospital in the vehicle with non-life-threatening injuries.
07/15/2016UnintentionalInjuryGreenevilleA 42-year-old woman suffered leg wounds after the Smith & Wesson pistol she was cleaning discharged. According the woman, she had not cleared the weapon properly. She was taken to the hospital with minor injuries. No charges were filed.
07/14/2016UnintentionalInjuryMaryvilleA 32-year-old man accidentally shot a female companion in the stomach but initially lied to responding officers, claiming the woman was shot in a home invasion. The man was prohibited from possessing a gun and was charged with unlawful possession of a firearm and filing a false report. He was also charged with violating the conditions of his community corrections.
07/13/2017UnintentionalInjuryWataugaA 28-year-old man was fishing with a friend. He had placed his 45-caliber pistol in a dry bag and "accidentally discharged." He said he did not know what caused the gun to go off. The bullet went through the man's arm and penetrated his leg. He was rushed to the hospital.
7/11/2016Storage-relatedInjuryLawrence CountyAn Amish boy was unintentionally shot with a .22 rifle by another Amish boy while the two were playing. The victim was taken to Vanderbilt for treatment.
7/7/2015UnintentionalInjuryChattanoogaA 38-year-old man accidentally shot himself in the chest at work. He was sitting at his desk at Standard Tool & Die, trying to "field strip" his gun, when the gun went off. His injury is non-life threatening. Police say he has a valid gun permit.
07/08/2017Storage-relatedFatalityMemphisA 3-year-old gained access to his father's loaded, unsecured gun and fatally shot himself with it. The father kept the gun in a case, but the 3-year-old was still able to pick up the gun and pull the trigger. No word on whether charges will be fired.
07/08/2017Storage-relatedFatalityGreenevilleA 17-year-old was holding a gun when it unintentionally discharged and killed him.
07/07/2017Storage-relatedInjuryNashvilleA 15-year-old boy accidentally shot himself in the foot with a shotgun. Witnesses report that other teens were present.
07/05/2017Storage-relatedInjuryMemphisA 12-year-old girl and her 11-year-old brother were playing with a gun at their home. The boy unintentionally fired a shot, hitting his sister in the leg. She was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. No word on whether charges will be filed.
07/03/2016Storage-relatedFatalityEast Ridge17-year-old Alana Luangaphy was visiting the home of a family member. She was showing off a gun to a cousin. She unloaded all but one round and put the gun to her head. As the cousin yelled at her tried to grab the gun, she shot herself in the right side of the head.
07/01/2016Storage-relatedFatalityClarksville2-year-old Matthew Brown fatally shot himself in the face with a .40 caliber pistol. Matthew and his family were visiting from Fort Riley, Kansas. The gun belonged to the homeowner.
06/27/2017UnintentionalInjuryJacksonThe Jackson Police Department is investigated an accidental shooting that occurred on Roosevelt Parkway. One man limped to the ambulance, which he boarded without assistance.
06/27/2016UnintentionalFatalityHaywood CountyA fight at a party ended in gunfire and 17-year-old girl was fatally shot by a stray bullet as she hid.
06/26/2016UnintentionalInjuryJacksonA man unintentionally shot himself on Roosevelt Parkway. The man "limped to the ambulance." The man's injuries were not life-threatening.
06/24/2017UnintentionalFatalityOld HickoryA 19-year-old man was with other teens and handling a pistol. While he as holding the gun, it discharged and fatally injured one of the other teens, a 14-year-old boy. The 19-year-old initially lied to police. He has been charged with criminal homicide.
6/24/2015UnintentionalInjuryMemphisJust months after a new law was passed to allow guns in all public parks, a Memphis man at Douglass Park accidentally shot himself. Witnesses said he "sat down wrong" and caused the gun to discharge.
06/23/2017Storage-relatedInjuryMemphisA 14-year-old child unintentionally shot himself just after midnight Friday morning, according to Memphis Police Department.
The child was taken to Le Bonheur Children's Hospital in non-critical condition.
06/23/2017UnintentionalInjuryHamilton CountyHamilton County Sheriff’s Office Deputies responded to a report of a person shot late Friday afternoon. It was determined that the shooting was accidental. The victim is stable with non-life threatening injuries.
6/23/2016UnintentionalInjuryRed BankA Red Bank man was walking to his car when he shot himself in the leg. He says that the gun was in his bag and he has "no idea" what caused it to fire.
6/23/2015UnintentionalInjuryKnoxvilleA woman was accidentally shot at a barbeque when a man was showing his gun to a friend and unintentionally fired the weapon. She was struck in the hand and leg. He injuries were not life threatening.
6/23/2015Storage-relatedFatalityMemphisWhile his mother was at the store and his father was doing yard work, a 4-year-old found his father's loaded gun and shot and killed himself with it.
06/22/2017UnintentionalInjuryMemphisA 28-year-old took a friend's phone and the two were play fighting when his handgun accidentally went off in his shorts. He was taken to the hospital but is expected to be OK.
06/21/2017Storage-relatedInjuryMemphisA 15-year-old unintentionally shot himself at a house. His condition is unknown.
06/20/2016UnintentionalInjuryNashvilleA man accidentally shot himself in the head at the Nashville Shores campground. He was taken to Vanderbilt Hospital in critical condition.
06/16/2017UnintentionalInjuryMemphisA 16-year-old was unintentionally shot by his 18-year-old brother inside the home where the two reside. The 16-year-old was taken to the hospital in critical condition. The 18-year-old was detained by police. No word on the younger child's condition or if any charges have been filed.
06/14/2016UnintentionalInjuryGreenevilleAn 18-year-old shot himself in the face with a .20 gauge shotgun as he was cleaning it. He said the gun discharged as he used a cleaning rod to clean the barrel of the weapon. His injuries were not life threatening.
06/13/2017UnintentionalInjuryMurfreesboroA 74-year-old man thought he heard a noise at his back door. He grabbed his Smith and Wesson .454, which was cocked. When he went to uncock the weapon, it reported discharged. A round struck the man in the knee, causing extensive damage.
6/9/2016UnintentionalInjuryMemphisA family, including a 4-year-old boy, was locked out of their home. A family friend attempted to climb through the window to open the door. As he climbed through the window, a gun fell from his pants and discharged, firing a bullet that hit the 4-year-old. The child was taken to the hospitalized with non-critical injuries.
6/7/2016Storage-relatedInjuryLawrenceburgA Lawrence County boy is in the critical care unit at Vanderbilt Hospital in Nashville after he was accidentally shot in the chest with a BB gun. Caleb Young, 10, was shot in the chest at close range Tuesday night while outside shooting with the BB gun with another boy.
6/7/2016UnintentionalInjuryNashvilleA man was attempting to clear his pistol when it unintentionally fired two rounds into his leg. He was hospitalized and is reported to be in critical condition.
6/5/2016UnintentionalInjuryMemphisA Memphis man unintentionally shot himself in the leg. He was hospitalized with non-critical injuries.
06/06/2017Storage-relatedFatalityNashvilleA 2-year-old unintentionally shot their 7-year-old cousin. The girl was taken to the hospital where she passed away. Police have not yet indicated whether charges will be filed.
06/02/2017UnintentionalInjuryOoltewahAn Oolteah man unintentionally shot himself in the leg and had to be taken to the hospital. His injuries were not life-threatening.
5/30/2015Storage-relatedInjuryMemphisTwo teens in Memphis were playing with the hammer of a revolver in one of their apartments when the gun fired, shooting one of them in the thigh. The victim was last reported to be in stable condition. The shooter was charged with reckless endangerment. No charges have been filed against the adult(s) who allowed the revolver to be in the possession of the teens.
5/29/2015Storage-relatedInjuryHickman CountyThe 13-year-old daughter of a Sheriff's deputy, described as being well acquainted with firearms, was accidentally shot with one of her father's personal guns. Her injuries required surgery.
5/26/2016Storage-relatedInjuryMurfreesboroA boy who was cleaning a rifle he thought was unloaded unintentionally fired it. The bullet struck his father in the leg. He was airlifted to Vanderbilt. His condition is unknown.
05/22/2017UnintentionalInjuryMurfreesboroAn 18-year-old man told police that he started running after hearing gunshots and was struck in the foot. Upon investigation, police detectives determined Fuller was struck in a self-inflicted gunshot, believed to be an accidental shooting. Police say the man could face charges for filing a false police report.
05/22/2016UnintentionalFatalityNashville18-year-old track star DeAndre Kpana-Quamoh had recently graduated from East Literature High School and was headed to Alabama State University in the fall on a full academic scholarship. After work Sunday night, he went to a friend's house. The two were handling a gun they thought was unloaded when it unintentionally discharged, killing DeAndre.
05/22/2015UnintentionalNo injuryMurfreesboroA permit holder carrying his gun in a fanny pack dropped the fanny pack in a WalMart, causing the gun to discharge. No charges were filed.
05/19/2017UnintentionalInjuryNashvillePolice said a 45 year old and 47 year old both suffered minor injuries in an accidental shooting at the nRange gun store. They were reportedly hit by a buckshot.
05/17/2017Storage-relatedInjuryNashvilleA man was bathing his children around 2am. He took the 1-year-old out and placed him on a bed and left the room, The child found a loaded gun and fired it, grazing his face.
05/17/2017UnintentionalInjuryNashvilleBerry Hill police responded to a report of a person injured in a shooting in the Melrose area of Nashville. Police later said the shooting appeared to be self-inflicted.
05/15/2016UnintentionalInjuryGreenevilleA man accidentally shot himself while getting ready for bed. The .40-caliber semi-automatic pistol "fell off the nightstand and went off." The man was taken to the hospital.  His condition is unknown.
05/13/2017UnintentionalFatalityMemphisHector Rostro admitted to police that he was trying to see what was wrong with his gun when he accidentally shot and killed his companion. Rostro said he threw the gun into the woods after the shooting. The shooter was charged with reckless homicide.
05/12/2017Storage-relatedInjuryNashvilleA 3-year-old child was staying with a man and his wife when he found a loaded, unsecured gun in a bedroom and fired it, striking himself in the foot.
05/12/2016Storage-relatedInjuryMemphisAn 18-year-old was unintentionally shot in the chest as she got ready for prom. A 17-year-old friend was "playing around with a gun" when it went off, shooting the young woman and leaving her in critical condition. The 17-year-old was charged with aggravated assault.
5/7/2016Storage-relatedInjurySmyrnaA 2-year-old child gained access to a loaded gun and accidenatlly shot herself. She was Life-Flighted to Vanderbilt and is expected to survive.
5/2/2016UnintentionalInjuryMurfreesboroWhile cleaning his Mossberg shotgun, a 37-year-old Murfreesboro man shot himself in the foot. He was taken to the hospital with serious, but not life threatening injuries.
05/08/2016UnintentionalInjuryKnoxvilleA Knoxville man was shooting at a backstop to to check the accuracy of the sites on his weapon. One of the bullets fired went beyond the backstop, through a wooded area, and struck a vehicle. A 33-year-old man was seated in the vehicle and struck in the left arm. His injuries are not life-threatening.
05/05/2017Storage-relatedInjuryChattanoogaA 10-year-old boy was playing with his parent's 9mm Glock handgun as he talked to a friend on his computer when he discharged the gun and shot himself in the arm.
05/03/2017UnintentionalInjuryClarksvilleA 3-year-old girl and 27-year-old man were both injured in what investigators believe was an unintentional discharge.
4/30/2016UnintentionalFatalityHuntingdonPolice responded to a call and found an 18-year-old man suffering from a gunshot wound to the head. A 38 Smith & Wesson revolver lying next to him. He was taken to the hospital where he later died. The TBI and Huntingdon Police Department concluded that the shooting was unintentional.
04/30/2016UnintentionalInjuryGreenevilleA man had just purchased a Smith & Wesson .38 Special from a friend and was attempting to open the cylinder "and the gun discharged, hitting the victim in the right foot.
4/30/2016Storage-relatedInjuryMemphisA 17-year-old unintentionally shot himself near the campus of the University of Memphis.
4/29/2016Storage-relatedInjuryLebanonA 10-year-old found a loaded shotgun and unintentionally shot himself in the abdomen. He has been taken to the hospital.
04/22/2015UnintentionalFatalityMemphisTwo seniors were playing with a gun on senior skip day. The guns accidentally discharged, killing one of the teens. The shooter has been charged with reckless homicide.
4/20/2015UnintentionalInjuryHenry CountyWhile walking in Paris Landing State Park, a 19-year-old carrying an �unfamiliar handgun� accidentally discharged the gun and accidentally shooting himself in the leg. The man said his finger slipped off the guard and hit the trigger, causing the gun to fire.
4/18/2016UnintentionalInjuryNashvilleA 38-year-old Nashville man unintentionally shot himself in the foot.
04/16/2017UnintentionalNo injuryMt. JulietOn Easter Sunday at Gladeville Baptist Church, a gun owner, who has a permit to carry the weapon, had the gun in his pocket. When he sat down, it discharged and a bullet went into the floor.
04/14/2017Storage-relatedInjuryMemphisFour boys, two brothers, and two cousins were home alone when they found a small-caliber handgun. The 13-year-old boy started playing with the gun and accidentally shot his 12-year-old cousin. The gun was left unsecured, and there were no parents at home.
4/13/2016UnintentionalInjuryGreenevilleA man unintentionally shot himself in the leg as he was cleaning his gun. His injuries were not life-threatening. The man told deputies that he was trying to rack the gun to unload it when it fired. The gun had no safety.
4/7/2016UnintentionalInjuryMemphisA man accidentally shot himself at a local Walgreens. His mother was with him and called 911. His injuries do not appear to be life threatening.
4/3/2015UnintentionalInjuryClarksvilleA 22-year-old Clarksville man working security at a teen party on Oak Street dropped a gun and shot himself in the calf while trying to break up a girl fight. He was armed with a Hi-Point CF380 and ran to break up the fight while holding the weapon. He placed it in his vest and while pulling one of the girls from the pile, the weapon fell out, hit the ground and went off, shooting him in his right calf. The man does not own the handgun and did not have a permit to carry a weapon concealed or as an armed security guard. He was charged with reckless endangerment and unlawful possession of a weapon.
04/09/2017Storage-relatedFatalityChattanoogaA 13-year-old boy was shot in the head in his home in Chattanooga. Another boy in the house, who was 16, called 911.
04/05/2017UnintentionalInjuryMemphisA 19-year-old accidentally shot himself in the leg near the baseball field behind Raleigh-Egypt High School.
04/04/2016UnintentionalInjuryDyersburgA 29-year-old man was treated at a local hospital for a gunshot wound to the leg. He originally told police that he'd been shot by someone else but investigators later determined that he'd actually shot himself in the leg while in the car with a friend. He was charged with possession of a weapon with the intent to go armed.
3/31/2015Storage-relatedFatalityNashville2-year-old child killed in Madison apartment. Investigation is ongoing but it is likely the child fired the gun himself. No charges have been filed.
03/29/2017UnintentionalInjuryElizabethton48-year-old Michael Hubbard was looking at his friend's .38-caliber revolver "when the gun went off while he was looking at it." He was shot in the leg and transported to the hospital.
03/24/2017Storage-relatedInjuryNashvilleThree teenagers were in a car when the 13-year-old was shot in the leg by someone else in the vehicle
3/24/2016Storage-relatedInjuryMemphisAn 11-year-old little girl was shot by a playmate who was playing with a gun. She was taken to the hospital in critical condition.
3/22/2015Storage-relatedInjuryBlount CountyIn Alcoa, a 14-year-old girl mistook a loaded pistol for a BB gun and fired it at a 17 year old, injuring him. The two teens were at the home of a Blount County sheriff's department officer. No charges have been filed.
3/22/2015UnintentionalInjuryNashvilleDuring an argument, a woman fired shots into the ground. One of the rounds ricocheted and struck an 11-year-old boy, injuring him. He was last reported to be in stable condition
3/19/2016Storage-relatedInjuryNashvilleA 14-year-old boy in Nashville accidentally shot himself in the leg. He was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. No word on how he had access to a loaded gun.
3/19/2015UnintentionalNo injuryMorgan CountyA Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency officer accidentally discharged his .357 Glock semi-automatic while teaching a nighttime course on guns to adults and children at Sunbright School. No one was injured.
03/17/2017UnintentionalFatalityMemphis82-year-old thought his 74-year-old friend was a suspicious person he saw earlier in the day and shot him. A few days later, the victim died from his injuries.
03/15/2016UnintentionalFatalityChattanoogaA 22-year-old man was handling a weapon when it discharged and he unintentionally shot and killed 19-year-old Carly Ellis inside a Chattanooga home. The bullet went through a wall and hit Ellis in the neck, according to Chattanooga police
3/14/2016UnintentionalInjuryChattanoogaA 15-year-old teen was accidentally shot in what Chattanooga police describe as an "domestic-related" shooting. No word on his condition.
03/13/2017UnintentionalInjuryMurfreesboroA man who told police he always sleeps with his gun was injured when the gun discharged while the man slept. The 26 year old man reported that while he was asleep he moved and hit the gun causing it to discharge. The man was shot in his left hand when the gun discharged.
3/11/2016UnintentionalInjuryMadisonA man shot himself in the chest while cleaning his gun. He was transported to the hospital. His condition is unknown.
3/5/2016UnintentionalInjuryKnoxvilleA Knoxville man with a valid gun permit accidentally shot himself outside the West Towne Mall Cheesecake Factory. The 23-year-old man unintentionally discharged his Glock, injuring his leg. He was taken to the University of Tennessee Medical Center with injuries that were not considered life-threatening.
3/3/2015Storage-relatedInjuryCoffee CountyA 3-year-old little boy found a loaded gun and shot his 18 month old brother in the head.
03/07/2017UnintentionalInjuryMemphisA woman accidentally shot herself inside a Memphis Kroger. She had her 18-month-old child with her. The baby was not harmed. The woman was taken to the hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening.
03/07/2017UnintentionalInjuryJacksonA man was handling an old rifle without a stock when he accidentally shot himself in the foot.
2/29/2016Storage-relatedFatalityApison3-year-old Gavin Pittman accidentally shot himself in the head in his family's minivan. The minivan was parked outside the family's home. The child's mother was charged with criminally negligent homicide and child endangerment.
2/27/2015Storage-relatedFatalityNashvilleAn 11-year-old little boy and a 15-year-old boy were playing with a gun when the 11-year-old accidentally shot and killed the 15-year-old.
02/26/2017Storage-relatedFatalityPerry CountyA 13-year-old boy was unintentionally shot and killed by a 12-year-old relative as the two children were in a bedroom playing with a handgun taken from a family member’s backpack. The victim was taken to Perry County Hospital where he died from his injuries.
02/25/2017UnintentionalInjuryChattanoogaA person described as an acquaintance was showing the victim a pistol when the gun unintentionally went off, striking the victim. The victim suffered a mild laceration to the back of the head.
2/23/2016UnintentionalInjuryMemphisAccording to witnesses, an employee of Corky's Ribs and BBQ in Cordova was stepping out of his car and showing his gun to someone when it discharged. The man, a 21-year-old, described as a good person, is in currently in critical condition.
2/23/2015UnintentionalNo injurySmyrnaDuring a town hall meeting, police lieutenant Earl Barnes who was providing security accidentally discharged his gun, sending a .40 caliber round through the carpet and into the concrete below. Barnes was sitting in a chair and as he got up, his gun got caught and as he tried to grab it, the gun fired. Barnes is the head of the SWAT team with 25 years on the police force.
2/22/2016UnintentionalFatalityGreenevilleA Greeneville city official was exiting his work vehicle when his .22 caliber handgun discharged, striking him in the stomach. He was airlifted to the Johnson City Medical Center where he died weeks later as a result of his injuries.
2/21/2015UnintentionalInjuryParisA 52-year-old man and a friend were cleaning their guns when the one of the men removed his .357 from its holster, accidentally discharging it. A bullet passed through the man's leg.
2/21/2015UnintentionalNo injuryKingsportA 41-year-old woman "depressed over personal issues" was intoxicated and trying to unload her .357 magnum when it accidentally discharged, sending a bullet into her neighbor's apartment. No one was injured. The woman was charged with reckless endangerment.
02/20/2016UnintentionalInjuryKnoxvilleWhile at a West Knox County shooting range, a woman was hit in the back of the head with what appears to be a ricocheted bullet. She was transported to UT Medical Center for treatment.
02/19/2017Storage-relatedInjuryMemphisA 4-year-old was unintentionally shot by his brother. The brother was playing with the gun and dropped it, causing it to discharge. The children's grandmother claims she fired a gun to intimidate people she said had shot into her home. She said she put the gun "back into the box but forgot to lock it.
2/16/2016UnintentionalInjuryKnoxvilleAn employee at City View Magazine with a valid carry permit was holstering his handgun after using the restroom when he accidentally shot himself in the right leg. He was taken to the hospital to be treated.
02/14/2016UnintentionalInjuryMemphisWhile in an adult bookstore, a man reached into his pocket for his cellphone and unintentionally discharged his weapon instead. The man had a permit but it expired in 2013.
2/13/2016UnintentionalInjuryGreenevilleA Greeneville man was cleaning his gun when it jammed. While trying to clear the gun, it fired and grazed his right hand. He was treated and released from the hospital.
02/11/2017UnintentionalInjuryFranklinA couple was staying at the Hyatt Place Hotel in Franklin. The man was mishandling a pistol when he accidentally discharged it. The round went through his hand and into the rear end of the woman in the room.
02/10/2015UnintentionalInjurySpringfieldAn 18-year-old sustained a gunshot wound to the abdomen. He originally told police he had been shot but later admitted he'd accidentally shot himself.
2/7/2016UnintentionalFatalityNashvilleA man died from an accidental self-inflicted gunshot to the head at a Red Roof motel in Nashville. Police said the shooting has been ruled an accident and self-inflicted.
2/7/2015UnintentionalInjuryChattanoogaA 19-year-old was adjusting the gun concealed in his pants when he discharged his weapon accidentally. The man was injured.
2/6/2016UnintentionalInjuryLaVergneTwo people were injured in an accidental shooting in LaVergne. The bullet went through one person's hand and the other person in the leg. One of those injured was flown to Vanderbilt University Medical Center in unknown condition.
2/4/2016UnintentionalInjuryMemphisA 20-year-old was handling a gun that fired and hit a 16-year-old girl. Police report the two knew each other and that the shooting was an accident. The 20-year-old has been charged with aggravated assault and reckless endangerment. The victim is in stable condition.
2/3/2016UnintentionalInjuryKingsportAs he was attempting to kick out an unwanted houseguest, a Kingsport man accidentally shot the houseguest in the chest. The shooting victim was taken to the hospital in critical condition.
2/3/2015Storage-relatedFatalityMorgan CountyA 15-year-old was at home with family when he removed a gun out of the family's gun safe. The gun fired, killing the boy.
02/05/2016Storage-relatedInjuryEast RidgeA 16-year-old was found in a bedroom with a 15-year-old friend and a .380 semi-automatic handgun. The older child had been unintentionally shot by the younger one. The victim was transported to the hospital with serious injuries. The shooter has been charged with reckless homicide. The shooter says that the boys found the gun on the side of the road.
02/01/2016UnintentionalInjuryMurfreesboroA former student who had been a criminal justice major and who served on the Raider Patrol assisting officers accidentally shot himself as he ran, naked, from police, waving a Smith & Wesson .45 and firing it. During the chase, he shot himself in the knee. He was caught and charged with multiple counts of aggravated assault.
01/30/2017UnintentionalInjuryDandridgeA woman and her husband heard a suspicious noise outside. The woman picked up her .22 pistol. As they went outside, she unintentionally shot herself in the thigh when she slipped on an icy step.
1/29/2016UnintentionalInjuryWinchesterA Winchester man was accidentally shot and sustained a wound to his left shoulder described as a 'through and through.' His injury was not life threatening.
1/25/2016Storage-relatedFatalityCrossvilleParents left four children in a car while they went inside a Verizon store to pay a bill. 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. The child was shot in the head. He was flown to a Knoxville trauma center for medical treatment where he died. No charges have been filed.
01/17/2017Storage-relatedFatalityCocke CountyThe mother of a 12-year-old boy called EMS to report that her son had shot himself. Upon arrival, EMS tried to revive the child but he did not survive.
01/17/2017Storage-relatedInjurySpringfieldA 5-year-old found a handgun in a bedroom and fired it, striking the child's 9-year-old cousin in the arm. No charges have been filed.
01/14/2017UnintentionalFatalityCrossvilleA man got into a fight with another man in a home. During the altercation, one of the men fired a shotgun. Projectiles from the gunshot perforated an interior wall, striking and killing a 21-year-old woman in an adjacent room of the home. The shooter has been charged with one count of aggravated assault resulting in death, one count of reckless homicide, and one count of aggravated assault.
1/12/2015UnintentionalInjuryMcMinnvilleA man shot himself in the back of the leg at Walmart. He reached in his pocket for a tissue and instead caused his holstered weapon to discharge.
1/11/2016UnintentionalInjuryMurfreesboroA Murfreesboro unintentionally shot himself in the foot. As he was picking up his gun, it slipped from his hand. He tried to catch it, discharging it in the process.
1/10/2015Storage-relatedInjuryLebanonTwo high school sophomores playing with a gun at one of the boys' houses. The gun was discharged, shattering the femur of one of the boys.
1/5/2016UnintentionalInjuryMemphisAccording to police, the 21-year-old man and another person were handling a gun in the upstairs part of a townhome-style apartment when the gun accidentally discharged. The bullet went through the floor, striking a 13-year-old girl who was holding a 12-week-old boy, police said. LeTara Jones, a sixth-grader at Humes Preparatory Academy, was taken to Le Bonheur Children's Hospital in critical condition and later died. The infant was grazed by a bullet and was in noncritical condition at the hospital.
1/5/2016UnintentionalFatalityMemphisAccording to police, the 21-year-old man and another person were handling a gun in the upstairs part of a townhome-style apartment when the gun accidentally discharged. The bullet went through the floor, striking a 13-year-old girl who was holding a 12-week-old boy, police said. LeTara Jones, a sixth-grader at Humes Preparatory Academy, was taken to Le Bonheur Children's Hospital in critical condition and later died. The infant was grazed by a bullet and was in noncritical condition at the hospital.
1/3/2016Storage-relatedInjuryMemphisAccording to police, a 15-year-old boy's father was approaching the house when he heard two shots. The teen opened the door and said he shot himself. The boy was taken to the Regional Medical Center in critical condition, police said.
1/3/2016Storage-relatedInjuryKnoxvilleA 15-year-old boy and some friends were playing with a gun in the teen's bedroom. The gun fired, injuring the boy. Initially the boy lied about what happened, saying he didn't know how he was shot. The injured boy's parents say that one of the boy's friends brought the gun over to the house. No word yet on any charges or how the teen with the gun had access to it.
01/08/2017UnintentionalFatalityCedar HillReports indicate that an 11-year-old boy who was a month away from turning 12 was killed when a gun "accidentally discharged." The child sustained a gunshot wound to the lower abdomen and did not survive his injuries. The shooting took place in a field behind the Three Feathers Hunting Preserve and is being called a "hunting accident."
01/07/2016UnintentionalInjuryMurfreesboroA Murfreesboro man was unloading his 9mm when it accidentally discharged. A bullet penetrated the wall, through his neighbor's bedroom before lodging in another wall. The woman was injured. No charges were filed.
01/06/2017UnintentionalFatalityJacksonAn 11-year-old was shot and killed in Jackson, Tennessee, according to Jackson Police Department. JPD said its initial investigation suggests the shooting was accidental, but the case remains open.