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SCSO: 5-year-old child accidentally shot himself inside home

Sevier County, TENNESSEE – SCSO officials said this incident occurred right before 7 p.m. Wednesday.

It happened in the 3700 block of Wears Valley Road.

Sevier County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a shooting call.

When the deputies arrived on scene, they found one juvenile victim.

Police said the 5-year-old boy suffered gunshot wounds to his head and finger and was taken to a hospital for treatment.

The boy is expected to survive, officials said.

Investigators believe the child found the handgun in a bedroom of his home.

This incident remains under investigation.