LAFOLLETTE, Tenn. – A Tennessee teenager suffered non-life-threatening injuries Tuesday after police said he accidentally shot himself behind a mall.
The 13-year-old boy was sitting in his parents’ car behind Woodson’s Mall in LaFollette when he took a 9 mm handgun from the dashboard, WBIR reported. The gun discharged and a bullet entered his left and leg, the television station reported.
The teen was taken to a local hospital by an ambulance, according to police.
Investigators are working with the district attorney general’s office to determine whether charges should be filed, WBIR reported.