9-year-old injured in accidental shooting in Henry County

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A nine-year-old boy is recovering after he was accidentally shot on Saturday in Buchanan.

Henry County Sheriff's Office officials said the boy was shooting targets with his father when his gun accidentally discharged, striking him in the stomach.

Deputies responded to the home on Eagle Creek Drive. They assisted local EMS to transport the father and son to Paris Landing State Park where they were transported by LifeFlight helicopter to Vanderbilt Medical Center.

Henry Co. Sheriff's Office and Tennessee Department of Child Services are still investigating the incident, but say no foul play is suspected at this point.

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