Teenage girl injured in suspected gun accident in Falkner



FALKNER – The Tippah County Sheriff’s Office continues investigation of an early afternoon suspected accidental shooting on County Road 412 that involved two teenagers and a handgun.


Sheriff Karl Gaillard said a 16-year-old male and a 17-year-old female apparently were handling a small caliber pistol when it went off and the young female was injured, according to witnesses.


Authorities received a call about 12:45 p.m., and a rescue helicopter landed at Falkner High School to transport the victim to the Regional Medical Center in Memphis, Gaillard said.


Adults and a young child also were at the residence when the incident happened, but there were no other injuries.

Gaillard said he has received no information on the young woman’s condition, but he will interview her for her account of the incident as the investigation continues.

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