Man accidentally shot while buying Christmas tree

KINGSPORT, Tenn. - We have new details on an accidental shooting that happened in Kingsport on Friday.

The victim is still in critical condition. Kingsport police say 59-year-old Michael Bledsoe accidently shot himself while he was buying a Christmas tree.

Police say while he was getting a tree stand out of the back of his vehicle, a loaded 12-gauge shotgun lying in the back discharged and shot Bledsoe in the pelvic area.

The investigation is ongoing.

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