Teen dies from accidental gunshot in McMinn Co.

Niota, Tenn. (WDEF) – McMinn County Sheriff Joe Guy says that a 17 year old female died at her home off County Road 278 near Niota Saturday evening.

According to the McMinn County Sheriff, she was home with her 13 year old brother who was trying to unload a rifle when it discharged.

The Sheriff says that the female was struck once.

The Sheriff also says that 911 dispatchers tried to assist the brother with CPR but she was pronounced dead when first responders arrived.

The investigation is ongoing, but the Sheriff says no charges have been filed at this time and names are not being released.

Categories: Local News, McMinn County

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