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Boy, 12, recovering from rifle wound

Posted on Tuesday, July 28, 2015 at 12:39 pm

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wayne thomas

 

A 12-year-old Tullahoma boy, Jakob Weeks, who was accidentally shot last Friday night, is expected to be released from Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville later this week.

According to a report from the Tullahoma Police Department, Jakob was accidentally shot in the chest by another juvenile.

“He was shot with a .243 rifle,” Tullahoma Police Chief Paul Blackwell said Monday.

The incident was reported to have occurred around 5:30 p.m. Friday afternoon at Weeks’ residence on Avondale Drive in Tullahoma.

According to a police report by Officer Justin Smith, following the accident Jakob was transported to Harton Regional Medical Center by his parents and then airlifted to Vanderbilt.

According to the police chief, hospital officials say the boy is recovering and is expected to be released later this week.

Because it was ruled an accidental shooting, there will be no charges filed, according to police.

Detective Johnny Gore investigated the incident.

Wayne Thomas can be reached by email at tnrept04@lcs.net.