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Boy Accidentally Shoots Self With Father's Gun

Posted at 9:14 PM, Aug 30, 2016

A 3-year-old child suffered non-life threatening injuries in an accidental shooting in the Hermitage area. 

The incident happened Tuesday night inside an apartment at the Glastonbury Woods complex on Glastonbury Road.

Officials with Metro Nashville Police said 24-year-old Tevin Tyson - a licensed security guard - had just arrived home with his son, Treyvon Tyson.

Tyson told officers he had a .40 caliber semi-automatic pistol in his backpack. They both placed their bags on the floor, at which point Tyson said he turned to get clothing from the child’s backpack.

He told police he then heard a gunshot. Investigators said he does have a handgun permit.

Tyson loaded Treyvon into his vehicle and was en-route to the hospital when he saw a Metro police officer on Briley Parkway at the I-24 interchange and asked for help.

An ambulance was called and Treyvon was taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He was expected to be discharged overnight.

The shooting remained under investigation.