A seven-year-old boy was shot in the head by another child in Crossville, Tenn. Monday in what police described as a “tragic accidental shooting”.
The boy’s mother and stepfather were inside a local business paying a bill as four children were left unattended in the car, according to a release from the Crossville Police Department.
The children found a loaded semi-automatic gun inside the mother’s purse, which had been left in the car, police said.
Police said the weapon was accidentally discharged, leaving the seven-year-old boy wounded, the release said.
The child was airlifted to a Knoxville-area hospital for treatment but police say his condition is unknown at this time.