Local news reports
Police have ruled the Monday night shooting that critically wounded a Nashville teen as accidental.
William Blackwell and Robert Goodner, both 18, were handling Goodner’s pistol while visiting a Woodridge Drive home, according to a statement from police.
Goodner noticed the safety was off and asked to see the gun.
Goodner told police he mishandled the weapon when it fired, hitting Blackwell in the neck.
Responding officers performed CPR on Blackwell and were able to stabilize him. Blackwell was rushed to Vanderbilt University Medical Center for further treatment.
Two other witnesses talked to police. Investigators deemed their statements to be consistent with an accidental shooting.