Carter County

Update: Shooting of teen in Carter County appears accidental

CARTER COUNTY, Tenn. - Carter County Sheriff Chris Mathes says the shooting of a 13-year-old boy on Saturday appears to have been an accident.

On Saturday investigators said the 13-year-old boy and his 14-year-old brother were at their grandparents' house on Herman Peters Road when they found the gun in a closet.

Somehow, the gun went off; Sheriff Mathes believes the gun was unloaded when it was found. The 13-year-old boy was shot in the neck but expected to make a full recovery. Click here to read more.

The boy remains in stable condition at a hospital.

No charges have been filed in the shooting, but the sheriff's office continues to investigate the incident.

News 5 WCYB asked the teenagers' family for comment on the shooting, but they declined an interview.

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