Police: 13-year-old shot in Carter County

POSTED: 4:25 PM Mar 01 2014   UPDATED: 10:58 AM Mar 01 2014

UPDATE 3/3/2014: Sheriff Chris Mathes says the shooting appears to have been an accident. Click here to read more.


An investigation is underway after a shooting in Carter County.

According to Sheriff Chris Mathes, the shooting happened around 11:30 Saturday morning on Herman Peters Road in Stoney Creek.

Investigators tell us two boys, a 13-year-old and a 14-year-old, were visiting their grandparents when the two got a gun from their grandfather's closet.

Mathes says the 13-year-old was shot in the neck. He was flown to the hospital and is expected to be recover.

No charges have been filed.