8-year-old boy dies in accidental shooting in Goodlettsville

Posted at 2:32 PM, Jul 07, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-07 21:57:10-04

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Goodlettsville Police officials are investigating an apparent accidental shooting that killed an 8-year-old boy.

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An investigator walks down the driveway of the home where the shooting took place.

The incident happened at a home in the Long Hollow Place subdivision Wednesday morning.

Officers responded to a report of an accidental shooting at the home on the 100 block of Elizabeth Court around 9:15 a.m.

They found the child injured by what appeared to be an accidental gunshot wound. He was transported to an area medical center and later died.

He was a Madison Creek Elementary School student. MCE Principal Jon Duncan sent the following note to parents about Brayden's death.

Please join me in praying for the Bowling family as they grieve the tragic loss of 8-year-old Brayden. He was full of energy and a friend to so many a MCE. What a blessing it was to see him every morning at breakfast, where I would pretend to steal his food just to see his smile light up the cafeteria. Brayden left his family and our campus far too early. Rest in peace young man. You are already missed.