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8-Year-Old Boy Killed In Accidental Shooting In White County

8-Year-Old Boy Killed In Accidental Shooting In White County

By Tiffany Johnson. CREATED Aug 11, 2014 - UPDATED: Aug 11, 2014

WHITE COUNTY, Tenn. – An 8-year-old boy was killed in an accidental shooting in White County on Sunday night.

The White County Sheriff’s Office said the boy somehow got access to a pistol and shot himself around 8:20 p.m. He died from his injuries.

Authorities said the shooting occurred at his grandparents' home in the Cassville area, but an exact address was not immediately released.

The boy’s name was also not known. 

It was unclear if the boy was with other people at the time of the shooting.

No other details were known.

Stay with NewsChannel 5 for more information as it becomes available.