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Teen killed in accidental, self-inflicted shooting

Posted: 4:16 PM, Jan 10, 2019
Updated: 2019-01-10 23:38:03Z
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — A 16-year-old died from what police believe was a self-inflicted gunshot wound in Madison.

Metro Nashville Police officials responded to the shooting that injured 16-year-old Jairo Rodriguez Thursday evening.

It happened on the 200 block of East Palestine Avenue Thursday afternoon at Falcon View Apartments on East palestine Avenue.

Witnesses told police they heard a pop in the area. Officers say Rodriguez suffered a gunshot wound to his hip and they believe it was self-inflicted. A gun was found in his pants.

He was transported to TriStar Skyline Medical Center in extremely critical condition where he later died.