17-Year-Old Girl Injured in Rockvale Shooting

Oct 19, 2022 at 07:56 pm by WGNS News

UPDATE: The teen who was shot in what was labeled as an accidental shooting on Wednesday has died. See the updated news story HERE. The previous release from the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office is below.




(RUTHERFORD COUNTY,  Tenn.) One 17-year-old girl suffered a gunshot wound in a shooting Wednesday afternoon near Rockvale, a Rutherford County Sheriff’s captain said.

Emergency responders met the girl and the apparent shooter at a Rockvale School where she was treated by Emergency Services paramedics while waiting for LifeFlight helicopter, said Detective Capt. Todd Sparks.

She was flown to Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville. Detectives interviewed the shooter and witnesses and processed the crime scenes on Wednesday and into Wednesday night, Sparks said.

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