A Walker County teenager was accidentally shot early Tuesday afternoon in Walker County.

According to Walker County Sheriff Steve Wilson:

The victim, 17-year-old Joseph Lee Coffman, and several friends had finished hunting and had returned to the residence at 218 Thomas Dairy Road in Trion.

As Coffman was leaving the residence, a 15-year-old accidentally dropped a 20-gauge shotgun on the ground and the gun discharged, shooting Coffman in the abdomen.

Coffman was flown to Erlanger Medical Center in Chattanooga and underwent surgery.

Waker County Messenger