Friday, August 13, 2010

Accidental Shooting Leaves Three Injured

Cookeville police say that shortly before 7:30pm on Thursday night, they responded to an apartment building on N. Franklin Ave., where it had been reported that a child had been shot. Upon arrival, officers learned that three persons had been struck by shotgun pellets; a four-year old boy, his eight-year old sister, and their mother. The three had been sitting in their living room when a twelve gauge shotgun being held by 44-year old Scotty Robinson discharged, sending the shotgun pellets through the floor of his second-story apartment and through the ceiling of the victims’ first-floor apartment. All three of the victims were treated and released from the Cookeville Regional Medical Center. At the conclusion of the investigation, police say the matter will be referred to the 13th Judicial District Attorney’s Office for prosecutorial review.