A four-year-old child was accidentally shot in the face by a nine-year-old sibling on Offut Spur Road on Sunday night, law enforcement officers said.
The four-year-old did not have life-threatening injuries and, as of Monday, would not require surgery, the Anderson County Sheriff’s Department said.
A University of Tennessee Lifestar helicopter landed at Lake City Middle School after the accidental shooting on Sunday and flew the child to the hospital.
The Anderson County Sheriff’s Department is still investigating the shooting.
The Tennessee Department of Children’s Services was asked to respond to the shooting as well.
Offut Spur Road is southeast of Rocky Top (the former Lake City) and east of Lake City Highway.
More information will be added as it becomes available.
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