The death this week of a 15-year-old in Edmonson County from a gunshot wound appears to be an accident, but the incident remains under investigation, according to the Edmonson County Sheriff’s Office.
The juvenile died Tuesday at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, and his body has undergone an autopsy.
“Our investigation is ongoing, but at this time it appears as though it is simply a tragic accident,” an email from the sheriff’s office said.
The shooting took place early Tuesday in the Rocky Hill community. The victim was with two other juveniles when the incident occurred.
The names of the people involved have not been released.
The sheriff’s office said that the investigation will eventually be turned over to the Edmonson County Attorney’s Office for review to determine if probable cause that a crime was committed is present and whether criminal charges are appropriate.