LAFOLLETTE, Tennessee (WATE) – The LaFollette Police Department says a 9-year-old girl was accidentally shot and killed by her 10-year-old brother Wednesday night in the parking lot of a shopping center.
Police say they were called around 6:45 p.m. to the parking lot in front of Little Caesars, 2245 Jacksboro Pike. Officers say the preliminary investigation shows the girl was sitting in a vehicle when it appears her brother accidentally shot her in the head.
The girl was flown to UT Medical Center where she was pronounced dead around 10 p.m.
The investigation is ongoing. The police department plans to discuss the case with the district attorney’s office on Thursday.