Tennessee Teen Fighting for Life After Child Accidentally Shoots Him, Authorities Say

Tennessee teen fighting for life after child accidentally shoots him, police say

A Tennessee teen was rushed to a hospital after a child accidentally shot him inside a Memphis home.

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Police said the shooting happened around 9:40 p.m. Friday in the 2400 block of East Hillview Drive. 

The victim, a 14-year-old boy, was taken to Le Bonheur Children's Hospital in critical condition after investigators said a “younger child” accidentally shot him.

Neither person has been identified by police.

According to Memphis police, one man was arrested in connection with the accidental shooting, as well.

Kevin Owens, 33, is being charged with three counts of child neglect and one count of aggravated child abuse-endangerment. 

Investigators did not specify if Owens is related to either of the children who were involved.

The investigation is ongoing.

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