Nov 21 2017
12:26 pm

So far this month:

> November 16, 2017 – Memphis – Adult – Injuries
During 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.

>> November 12, 2017 – Desden – Child – Fatality
A sixth grader was fatally shot while at a friend’s house. 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. No charges have been filed.

>> November 10, 2017 – Memphis – Child – Fatality
A 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.

> November 9, 2017 – Nashville – Adult – Fatality
A 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.

>> November 7, 2017 – Knoxville – Child – Injury
A 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.

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