Eighteen-Month Old Coffee County Boy Shot by Brother


Police say a 3-year-old Coffee County boy has shot his 18-month-old brother in the head.

The Coffee County Sheriff’s Department said the toddler shot the infant with a .25-caliber automatic pistol in a home Tuesday afternoon in the community of Hillsboro, which is about 70 miles southeast of Nashville.

The 18-month-hold was transported to a local hospital. His condition is unknown.

Sgt. Danny Ferrell told the Associated Press that investigators are still trying to determine how the child was able to get a hold of the weapon. He said the 3-year-old was not harmed.

Authorities are not identifying the boys.

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