An Anderson County resident accidentally shot his brother with a bullet that ricocheted inside a home on Pine Ridge Road in Marlow, authorities said.
The accidental shooting was reported on August 9. The brothers, who are adults, were interviewed at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge, according to an Anderson County Sheriff’s Department incident report.
The report said the shooting occurred when one of the brothers, Dakota Mardis, was getting ready to clean a .22-caliber rifle that had been given to him and his brother, Dylan Cannon, by their parents. Mardis unloaded the rifle and then pulled the trigger, Cannon told Anderson County Sheriff’s Department Deputy Matthew P. Landis, according to the report.
“Dylan stated the rifle went off and a bullet ricocheted off a cinder block and hit him in the face near the left eye,” the report said. [Read more…]